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NYFWSS17 Day 1: Celebrity Sightings, What People are Saying & What You Need to Know about Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 4 Show

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Yet another season of oversized streetwear in a muted color palette, Kanye Wests‘s Yeezy Season 4 show was all everyone was talking and tweeting about and here’s why.

It took attendees an hour and a half to get to the show’s destination, Roosevelt Island, in chartered #YeezyBuses. After which, they still had to wait an extra hour for the show to start as it was delayed from 3pm to 4pm. To get into the venue, Fashionista.com described the experience similar to “airport security checkpoints.”

On entry, on this hot Summer’s day, there was no shade and no water to be found. The only thing available however, was Yeezy merchandise up for sale. And then the show began. New York’s fashion elite (including Anna Wintour) left the city and dedicated hours of their time around one of the busiest fashion periods of the year for Mr. West’s show, expecting to be blown away, only to see outfits similar to last season’s with models fainting of the runway out of dehydration.

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The Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic at The New York Times, Vanessa Friedman tweeted;

Editorial Director of The Cut, Stella Bugbee tweeted severally;

Teyana Taylor also walked the show in block heels, smart choice.

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According to Fashionista.com;

Models had a hard time walking in their shoes, and while some, like Amina Blue, chose to ditch them altogether, others wobbled to the end of the runway until Bergdorf Goodman‘s Mens Fashion Director; Bruce Pask had to catch her.

West came out and took a brief bow just before 5 p.m., but by then it was clear that much of the audience had reached its breaking point. Still high on the joyful buzz that Yeezy Season 3 provided in February, the editors, buyers and stylists in attendance had all put their good faith in the designer, giving up most of their day — one of the busiest of the year, no less — with the hope that he’d leave them inspired, energized and entertained once again. Instead, he took us all on a hellish, five hour-long detour for a show and vision that could have been executed anywhere in New York City.

Whether he was going for an effect similar to Riccardo Tisci‘s touching, outdoor Givenchy showing last September or simply trying to think outside of the box, West came up very short this time around. Yeezy Season 4 was memorable, but not in a good way. Read more here.

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07:  Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian attend the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 4)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian attend the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Lewis Hamilton and Terrance J attend the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 4)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Lewis Hamilton and Terrance J attend the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City. 

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07:  (L-R) Fabolous, 2 Chainz and Pusha T attend the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 4)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: (L-R) Fabolous, 2 Chainz and Pusha T attend the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City. 

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Pharrell Williams and Lewis Hamilton attend the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 4)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Pharrell Williams and Lewis Hamilton attend the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City. 

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07:  La La Anthony attends the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 4)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: La La Anthony attends the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City.

attends the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City.

Teyana Taylor attends the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City.

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attends the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City.

Anna Wintour attends the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07:  (L-R) Tyga, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Carine Roitfeld and Pharrell Williams attend the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 4)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: (L-R) Tyga, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Carine Roitfeld and Pharrell Williams attend the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City. 

attends the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: (L-R) Tyga, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Carine Roitfeld and Pharrell Williams attend the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City.

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attends the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07:  Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Kendall Jenner attend the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 4)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Kendall Jenner attend the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City. 

Sources & Photo Credits: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images, Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images, Mirror.co.uk, Elle, Fashionista.com

7 Comments

  1. Ngozi

    September 8, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    This is possibly the worst fashion show ever ! In fact from now on I promise not to judge the Nigerian ones so harshly. See the cheap shoes falling apart right on the cart walk! That poor model looked like she had broken knees and an audience member had to rescue her off the catwalk! The model that removed the shoes and walked off barefoot I can’t blame jare , don’t let some badly made shoes kill you. Organization was zero, poor girls left in the sun for hours in those nasty clothes, people transported in buses with broken down toilets lol Infact Na wa. The worst part is the so called clothes are just Spanx! Abeg how is that fashion? Kanye will lose more money on this rubbish again and he was in debt of $53 just 6months ago , dude is delusional. Seems the Kardashian women will keep spending their money bailing out this men they hooked up with I.e Kanye, Tyga and I’m sure that Kris man sef. On the Forbes list of highest earning hip hop stars Kanye didn’t even enter top 10 . Wiz Khalifa sef dusted him, the irony . Anna Wintour should stop letting this guy make a mockery of fashion

    • Bruno fierce Two

      September 8, 2016 at 6:22 pm

      You could not have said it better. Kanye is suffering from mid life crisis on top vision . You want to be like Warren Buffet or Walt Disney, think like them. The designs are ludicrous! i dont know why Anna wintour keeps encouraging this fiasco and charade called futuristic genius fashion. See imitation yeezys all over China and lagos Island. mscheew disappointed in Adidas, I am sure this is the rubbish Nike couldnt take and they said good riddance to bad rubbish. Omo Jati jati, his money will soon finish. Omo Visionaire ati genius.

    • BlueEyed

      September 9, 2016 at 8:13 am

      Same thing I said, Anna Wintour is allowing a lot these few years in the name of political correctness, where is the Anna Wintour that made amazing designers like Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs sweat before they became friends with her? These days I see the shows she goes to during NYFW and I’m like Anna c’mon!!

  2. Anon

    September 8, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Dystopian society…

  3. Baby gurl

    September 8, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    This is weird AF! I send my love to the models. Get well soon.

  4. Zikky

    September 8, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Disappointed doesn’t even begin to describe this collection. And he would continue to do things like these with the likes of Anna wintour egging him on.

    I am sorry that I have to bring his race in this but this is the problem with most black people. Do you have any idea how many black brilliant designers are out there who need just one chance to showcase at the NYFW but don’t? Then kanye gets this opportunity and just rubbishes it with this insult for fashion just because he can. Then tomorrow when people stop taking him seriously, he would be the first one to throw the racism card forgetting that he had his chance and wasted it. Then this somehow starts affecting other black people who get judge based on kanye. It’s sad. It was funny in the beginning but it’s not funny anymore. The kardashians and Wintour need to stop encouraging him. Good for Nike for keeping their integrity. Addidas that is first struggling would now go and add this on top. Na real wa for this kanye somebody.

  5. HEzekina pollutina

    September 8, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    The clothes are not that bad…I mean they are althletic inspired streetwear. I dont think that they are genius, but they look like they could be alright to wear when you want to be stylish and sporty, also a lot of pieces for layering. Do I think he deserves all the attention from Fashion aristos? I dont know – he definitely gets attention cuz he is Kanye. He does have some “ideas” worth looking at. I would need to try out the clothes. They look very comfortable. I like that. I dont mind the nude colors. I dont see the uproar. Its not haute couture.

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