Inside Kanye West's Yeezy Season 5 Show: Everything You Need To Know
16 February 2017, 11:27 | Updated: 31 March 2017, 20:25
New clothes, Yeezy Runners, peroxide blonde hair - it was wild.
Kanye West debuted his Yeezy Season 5 collection at New York Fashion Week yesterday, and the hotly-antipicipated show didn't disappoint.
The show took place at NYC's Pier 59 Studios, and in true Kanye style, the unorthodox rapper flipped the generic fashion show formula on its head.
'Ye presented his new collection via huge live video projections before his models did a final lap of the runway.
Yeezy Season 5 just debuted in NYC, to the dulcet sounds of J. Holiday's "Bed" [via @NikkiOgun] https://t.co/AvddlsFSLd pic.twitter.com/ttl1dvYNva— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) February 15, 2017
More Yeezy Season 5 Looks pic.twitter.com/u1fgk2WsSj— Outlander (@StreetFashion01) February 16, 2017
Interestingly, West didn't premiere any of his new music during the show. He instead chose to play 'Bed' by J. Holiday, sung by The-Dream, on repeat.
Rumours also circulated in the show's run-up that a long-awaited Kanye x Drake collaboration would surface, reportedly due to a promotional photo attached to one of the invites.
No such collaboration debuted, although some of Yeezy's new clothing had "Calabasas" and "Lost Hills" printed on - fuelling rumours of a future collaboration between the pair.
It's a #yeezyseasn5 fashion video full of LA map points: Calabasas, Lost Hills, more - and damn cool sneakers #NYFW pic.twitter.com/3YFzGCcFlp— @Booth (@Booth) February 15, 2017
Famous attendees included Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Teyana Taylor, and A$AP Ferg, as well as Ye's creative team.
REAL FRIENDS #YeezySeason5— TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) February 15, 2017
(: kimkardashian) pic.twitter.com/uDFM9EnTZ3
The rapper was praised for his use of culturally diverse models, including stunning hijab-wearing model Halima Aden.
His regular muse, Amina Blue, also modelled during the show.
Halima Aden is the Yeezy Season 5 model you need to know about.https://t.co/nnNydv5k6Q pic.twitter.com/m0G07UJrDd— The FADER (@thefader) February 16, 2017
besides kanye himself this is my favorite model from the line pic.twitter.com/JqnA8QbVF6— ICONICK (@xxkingnick) February 16, 2017
'Ye debuted his new trainer, the Yeezy Runner, as he entered the venue.
The rapper donned an all-white pair, whilst different colour variations featured on his models throughout the event.
Quite like the look of the new #Yeezy runners #nyfw pic.twitter.com/G3QP3WUqZb— Kelvin (@kelvmorgan) February 15, 2017
Yeezy Runner. pic.twitter.com/WP8DfYlgk7— SoleCollector.com (@SoleCollector) February 16, 2017
#YEEZYRUNNER shoes .. ehhh pic.twitter.com/HVRoI0jZmD— Nathan Allen Pirtle (@workwthecoach) February 16, 2017
The show appeared to go swimmingly in contrast to Kanye's Yeezy Season 4 show, for which he received backlash due to delays, difficulties and an alleged lack of care for his models.
The rapper reportedly fired his entire Yeezy staff following a "nervous breakdown" after the show - a rumour which 'Ye later dispelled.