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At first sight, it could be the catwalk equivalent of the emperor’s new clothes.
And though the lithe models sashaying down the catwalk on the first day of New York Fashion Week were at least partially clad, Kanye West’s debut collection for Adidas is not for the faint hearted.
From nude body stockings to see through skin coloured crop tops, the outfits were entirely unforgiving and strictly for the body confident. But while public opinion is still out, the bizarre ensembles do at least have one famous fan in the shape of Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian.
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It should have been all about the models on the catwalk but naturally Kanye West ensured his wife (and muse) Kim Kardashian was the best dressed at his Adidas fashion show yesterday.
We not used to seeing Miss Kimmy K. in anything but form fitting designer duds, but we really loving this loose look on her. That Yeezy camo oversized jacket is everything! Unfortunately it not available to buy just yet though.
The reality star has definitely been bringing back this 1990 trend as of late she was spotted in a pair of Faith Connection camouflage pants just the other day. Take a page from Kim style files to nab her look with one of the picks from our edit below.
Both Saint Laurent and Rag Bone make high end versions of the trend or opt for a real deal with a Rothko jacket on sale for only $73.95! Our favorite item here at Fashion Finder HQ is a Levi mixed media camo bomber, which at $140.00 is also a style steal.
The 34 year old reality TV star liked the look so much, she even posted an Instagram photo of herself in one of the sheer ensembles, adding the legend:’My look for the Yeezy show!!!!!! Yeezy head to toe!!!!!’
Critics similarly seemed to enjoy Kanye’s latest fashion offerings with Vogue saying: ‘Kanye West’s New collection with Adidas lives up to the hype.’
The very fact that he had the fashion bible’s editor in chief, Anna Wintour, and top designer Alexander Wang sitting front row at the show was testimony to to Mr West’s popularity.
In a review posted on the fashion magazine’s website they seem notably impressed at the fact that Kanye had managed to persuade Adidas to drop their traditional three stripe logo from his designs, a feat never achieved by their previouscollaborators.
They said: ‘Hems were raw and frayed, tops billowy, bottoms either skintight to slide into newly unveiled suede stiletto boots or cinched and ready to be tucked into aforementioned Boosts.
‘There were immaculate flak vests and officer sweaters that looked like they’ve actually taken shrapnel, and everything was said to be unisex.
Concluding: ‘On display, in rigid lines of expressionless youth, it was at the very least satisfyingly instigative for a line of sportswear.’
Fashion royalty: Vogue editor Anna Wintour attended the show posing her with Kim and Kanye
However much like anything Kanye does the show didn’t come without controversy.
From guests complaining they had to wait an hour in the cold for the event to start, to his daughter North screaming the house down mid show.
And of course Kanye, who is known for hisimpassionedand sometimes angry rants, couldn’t resist making a dig at the fashion industry, even whilst he was trying to impress them.
In an early review of the collection,Women’s Wear Dailycommented that Kanye seems to be, ‘perpetually running defense,
clearly still wounded by the criticism directed at his previous design endeavors.’
Indeed it was reported that he played a track over the top of the show telling his audience: ‘I want to create something better for you.
‘We have been limited. It’s bigger than who I am even in my present living. It’s about what when I was on earth what did I do to help?’
He went on to say: ‘I’m here to crack the pavement and make new ground.
‘There’s a lack of creativity in every fieldpeople are afraid to create. I want people to think awesome is possible.’
But did he manage to crack that pavement? Well, yes and no.
Kanye certainly hasn’t faced the same level of criticism that he has for his previousforaysinto the fashionworld.
Refinery 29 noted that Kanye’s collection probably would sell well saying: ‘It was a lineup of oversized jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters, and leggings, interspersed with Vanessa Beecroft esque nude colored underwear.
‘A camo parka that Kim Kardashian also wore was a highlight, and we thought the oversized backpack was a clever accessory that’ll probably make it into a healthy stack of editorials.’
He has also been praised for using a variety of models, notably men and women of different races, shapes and sizes.