Yesterday, Kanye West made his return to the New York Fashion Week runway with his second collection, Yeezy Season 2. As we’ve come to expect from Kanye, it was so much more than just a runway show. He managed to bring together fashion, music and celebrities to make one of the most entertaining performances of the week. Here’s what everyone is talking about:
While the show was much-anticipated, Kanye’s collection was very much the same as last year’s. He used a range of neutral colours including beige, army green, brown and black across pieces that looked mostly like they were meant for people who live in a dystopian future, including bodysuits, military jackets and oversized hoodies and sweatshirts.
The pieces are priced from $600 upwards, but we’re guessing that if you were to buy some department store pantyhose and pair them with your ankle boots, sans skirt or pants, you could fool people.
Kanye enlisted the help of Vanessa Beecroft (the Italian performance artist who inspired Solange’s flawless wedding photos) to help him choreograph the show, and instead of having models walk the runway single file, they had them march out to form a square military formation.
The models stood still for the duration of the show while Kanye debuted a new song called ‘Fade’ as the soundtrack.
Of course, all of Kanye’s famous friends and family were there. The front row included Anna Wintour, with Seth Myers (weirdly enough) next to her, and Kim Kardashian on her other side. Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Lorde and Drake also made the Frow, while Kendall Jenner, Tyga, Jaden Smith, and 2 Chainz filled the second row.
North West was so cool that she sat in front of the front row. It looks like she wore the mini version of an outfit from her dad’s collection and totally rocked it. The lollipop is also a nice touch, although we suspect that it was given to her to prevent a second round of last year’s epic tantrum.
Did we mention North West?
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Before heading to the show, we got this glimpse of North telling her mom that her name is ‘Minnie’ – she’s the biggest Minnie Mouse fan. Maybe channelling her favourite character is what influenced her super cool front row persona.
I got the only video of North heading to Yeezy Season 2 worth watching pic.twitter.com/MrTj9DjvNJ
— Karizza Sanchez (@karizzasanchez) September 16, 2015