I been gone for a minute, now I’m back with the jump off. Well, not quite. but I’m back and so is Kanye. Let’s seriously review this collection which… I actually, kind of, sort of, slightly.. like… SOME of. *gasp*
NYFW Day 1: Yeezy Season 3 RTW Has Arrived.
The scene at MSG.
Let me preface this review by saying I’m a Kanye fan…ish. Some days I like him and frankly other days he makes me a little sick. I’ve been a fan of his music (pre-rap producer Kanye and post) for many, many years. I’ve bought countless albums and attended his Yeezus tour, which still stands as the best concert I’ve ever experienced. Hell–I even planned to marry him in my head until I learned that my brand of black isn’t exactly his type of beauty. Still, I supported him. I was sleep then but mama is all the way woke now.
I see clearly why Yeezy is kind of like a big deal. The man is polarizing, which adds to his appeal and the media’s fascination with him. What I like most about Kanye is his will and determination to not give up on his dreams. It is inspiring even when the result is not. Case in point: Yeezy Season 1 & 2. Not his best creations, IN MY OPINION, but I respect the grind of ‘Getting Out Our Dreams.‘ With Yeezy Season 3, however, it appears that Kanye’s vision for his line of extremely expensive clothing has actually gained a level of practicality and wearability.
Yeezy Season 3 shows growth, strength and dare I say it… a touch of fashion. Just a touch. A burnt orange cropped shearling jacket with an exaggerated collar was especially covetable. While the monochromatic neutral tones remained a constant, pops of color emerged this go round, which sparked more interest than before. The models kept their dead, lifeless stance as in the past. And like in the past, random rat holes in the clothing continued to be a thing. A thing I’m really not interested in.
Overall the show, which doubled as a listening party for his forthcoming album, was more memorable than the clothing. I wont recap the run of show; you can find that here. However, I will commend Kanye for using countless models of color (which included Naomi Campbell, Liya Kebede, Alek Wek & Veronica Webb) even if it was to depict a ‘Rwandan refugee camp.‘ That reference and relevance to the show is completely lost on me. I can’t say I’m compelled to investigate.
Peep some tolerable looks from the show below and check out the full collection here and video here.
xo natalia apple ♥
Photos: Vogue, Now Fashion.