Syndicate Responds to: Kanye West’s YEEZY Season 4 Brought Sunshine to an Urban Dystopia

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https://hypebeast.com/2016/9/kanye-west-yeezy-season-4-fashion-show

I generally gave Kanye the benefit of the doubt that he might be able to study up a bit more and produce something with more complexity. This is more or less the same shit as the first 3 seasons. Kanye isn’t going to be truly motivated to improve as an actual designer as long as the fuccbois, sneaker sales, and the press still validate him. I’m surprised he hasn’t cheated yet and utilized the ideas of his design team who are more experienced. Being an egomaniac here isn’t serving him well. Presentation 10/10, Design 5.5/10, Creativity 4/10 cause he hasn’t evolved at all.

And those clear boots are absolutely horrid no matter how you spin them.

I generally gave Kanye the benefit of the doubt that he might be able to study up a bit more and produce something with more complexity. This is more or less the same shit as the first 3 seasons. Kanye isn’t going to be truly motivated to improve as an actual designer as long as the fuccbois, sneaker sales, and the press still validate him. I’m surprised he hasn’t cheated yet and utilized the ideas of his design team who are more experienced. Being an egomaniac here isn’t serving him well. Presentation 10/10, Design 5.5/10, Creativity 4/10 cause he hasn’t evolved at all.

And those clear boots are absolutely horrid no matter how you spin them.

A 10/10 for presentation?? He used the NYC skyline and had a bunch of 2/10 women stand there, while some of them who actually walked down the runway had their high heel shoes snap. lmao.

That’s not 10/10 worthy at all.

I know women were fainting during the presentation, but I’ll give him credit for a cool concept at least. Everybody else just does a standard runway. He f’d this up pretty badly but the staging was ambitious at least.

“everybody else just does a standard runway” is a totally incorrect statement. Plenty of creative designers ( unlike this idiot stylist) have put on numerous forms of presentation in endlessly creative settings since the 80’s.

That is true, he is not the first person to do an innovative runway presentation. But see it this way, he could have easily just chosen a standard runway like his women’s collection 2011. He’s at least doing something different, even if models are dying in the heat. For that I have to give him some credit for making the effort.

OK, let’s look at it this way. He’s now only using black models ( when white designers only use white models they are branded ‘racist’ ). This, at a time when people like KW are part of the #blacklivesmatter movement, you don’t think it ironic that he’s letting black models suffer in 30 degree heat forced to stand still for 2 hours, faint, and cripple themselves in badly made footwear? Watching his show could be a dystopian version of the movie, 12 Years A Slave. Clearly the only thing that really matters to him is that he gets media exposure. Everything he does is a mask to cover-up his lack of talent. A truly creative talented designer can be content with the basic runway, where people can properly see the workmanship of the clothing. They don’t need to pull silly publicity stunts because the clothes themselves do the talking. This is the fashion industry, the bottom line is you need to sell clothing, and most people want beautiful clothing to buy. KW clothing is bought by fans – it’s merchandise. It’s not fashion. It is reductive watered down copies of Helmut Lang, Rick Owens, Haider Ackermann, Vetements. West has absolutely no style of his own. And he knows it. He’s trying to be a Jack of All Trades .. he’s close to being a Master of None! Stick with the music, sell your silly clothing to the fans at your gigs. That’s his market. We now live surrounded by a dumbed down vulgar society, and he fits in very well with that, especially with his fat-assed wife.

I agree with what you’re stating. And I agree that a proper designer doesn’t need frills to make their clothing special. That’s why I gave the collection a 6/10 and the presentation more points. The clothing is basic and not well thought out. I liked his concept for the show, but it was badly executed and arguably abusive towards his black models. If the torture of all black models was intentional I’m not sure. Thank you for your comment I learned something there for sure.

“yeezy” and “designer” in the same sentence….wooow…

Yeah as long as Adidas is selling sneakers off this they will continue to fund whatever he wants. But it will never make him the star designer he wishes he was.

 

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