Fashion News: Kanye West’s Last Minute Decision To Show Yeezy Season 2 At NYFW: The Shows Is Causing Major Issues
Kanye West will present his Yeezy Season 2 collection during New York Fashion Week: The Shows this Wednesday September 16 at Skylight Modern at 537 West 27th Street, with a performance once again by Vanessa Beecroft.
Yesterday, donbleek.com exclusively reported that adidas Originals will not manufacture the clothing collection.
Yeezy‘s last minute decision to show his Spring 2016 collection is causing some major issues on the NYFW schedule, which is also making a designer reschedule their show.
Below is what WWD reports:
“Anne Bowen, who planned to launch her new streetwear collection, Nomad VII by Anne Bowen, at the exact same time, is up in arms and scrambling to reschedule. Another headache: Naeem Khan is also scheduled to show in Kanye’s new time slot.”
Bowen told WWD: “We have been prepping for a year for this at considerable financial, labor- and commitment-cost to our company. Our show date has been scheduled for months and has been on the Fashion Calendar for weeks. We went through all the proper channels to make this a reality. And just yesterday we learned that Kanye West is having a show at the same time on the same date as ours.”
“Kanye knows he is a media sensation and it is just not ethical to do this. It’s like we are David and he is Goliath. We have put our heart and soul into our show, and should not be stepped on like this,” continued Bowen.
Bowen said she has to move her show date to Thursday, Sept. 17 at 12:30 at the same location she was previously planning — Tao at 92 Ninth Avenue.
“In order for our show to have any significance, we now have to move our date and time which is a logistical nightmare, three days out from our originally scheduled time,” said Bowen.
According to her publicist, “We’re scrambling like crazy and it’s costing us a lot of money.” She said there are cancellation fees and they’re trying to secure the same models and photographers, “and now we have to re-invite the press…We sent out printed invites by hand, and they’re useless. We’re trying to contact everyone by e-mail,” said the publicist.
“As for Naeem Khan, his show is scheduled for The Arc at Skylight at Moynihan Station. Khan couldn’t be reached for comment Sunday. A spokeswoman told WWD, ‘I can tell you that as of now, the show is going on as planned.'”
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