Yeezy Collection: Kanye West DebutsYeezy Season 4, Spring Summer 2017 Collection at New York Fashion Week.
Amidst a very public casting controversy, calling for ‘multi-racial’ models only, Kanye West primed the latest Yeezy Collection, Yeezy Season 4 show with his signature fervor. A day later, we found ourselves traveling by bus, tram, and car to the entrance of Four Freedoms Park at Roosevelt Island. The scene was performance art. The runway was triangle shaped and positioned in the center was the sea of models from the prior day’s casting. Dressed in a monochromatic palette of flesh-tone bras, shorts, and athleisure feeling basics, many wondered if this was the extent of the show. We soon learned it was just the opening act for this latest Yeezy collection.
The first model slinked across the runway in a cream colored body conscious tank dress and thigh-high Yeezy boots. The following collection looks shared a similar aesthetic. Oversized knit sweaters and tee’s became dresses, while outerwear stood alone in many looks. The color palette spanned from cream to black with accents of camouflage prints.
Overall, the collection was strikingly minimal. West seemed to focus on the basics, literally. From sexy thigh-high boots, to lace up booties, slides, and the occasional exotic skin, the eye was directed downwards. There were plenty of moments to look up again, however. West’s cast of ethnic models eased across the runway quietly redefining conventional ideas of runway beauty. There was even an appearance from West’s G.O.O.D music artist and the star of his FADE music video, Teyana Taylor. The audience also provided its own sense of intrigue with the Kardashian and Jenner Clan front row alongside West’s clan of A-list friends.
Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 4, Spring Summer 2017 collection was perhaps his best yet. West showcased a growing understanding of the business of fashion. We saw an acute focus on footwear, outerwear, and basics. Accessories sell and West has one of the most talked about brands of the moment. Is it truly finally Yeezy Season?
Check out a few of our favorite runway looks from the Yeezy Season 4 Spring Summer 2017 Collection below.