Kanye West's Season 2 at NYFW

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Model on Left: Amina Blue
 I didn't watch Kanye's show but I did see the photos and some video via social media. I am not a fan of Kanye's clothing BUT I can't really judge his collections because I am not totally sure what the aim is. It isn't obvious to me who his target market is. Maybe he is trying to lure the Rick Owens or The Row crowd but again, I'm not sure.

This morning I was on instagram and a blogger I follow posted a pic of one of the dope models Kanye used. Then I was online catching up over at the Business of Fashion and read a write up by Cathy Horyn for The Cut (NYmag.com). The title is "Kanye West Is Fooling the Fashion World" with subtitle "The Emperor has a clothing line."

Here is what Cathy had to say about Yeezy Season 2:

A great to-do is made over Kanye West, the Designer. Yesterday, I was embarrassed to find myself running up Tenth Avenue to his Yeezy show — but I feared panic at the door, security guards twice my size, and a path through the mob just big enough for a rat to squeeze through, all of which turned out to be the case. (Of course, Courtney Love, Riccardo Tisci, Seth Meyers, and the Kardashians, all of whom were guests, had a separate VIP entrance maybe ten feet away.)Yeezy Season 2 was kind of amusing. Again, West worked with the performance artist Vanessa Beecroft, and again, he showed hoodies, baggy pants, and beige under-things, as if time these past six months had stood still. The presentation was in a white-walled basement in Chelsea, with the audience sitting on either side of a wide floor. As a drill sergeant barked out commands — “First row!” — a line of models appeared, followed by a second and a third, all of them in tights or leggings or stretch shorts and tops that looked a lot like Spanx. 
She goes on to say:

The military conceit was apt, given the mind-lock that Kanye has managed to put on the fashion world. This second round of drab, broken-down basics proved he can’t be taken seriously as a designer, but nevertheless many people in fashion do seem to take West seriously — they keep showing up expectantly for his performances — and that makes them fools. Because they wouldn’t bother with this stuff if it were offered by an unknown, and if it’s the spectacle they seek, it changes as little as the clothes.

 If I'm going to be honest with myself and you, I am going to go with Cathy on this one.  What are your thoughts on Yeezy Season 2?

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