If there is one thing you should know about me its that I am S H A D Y (hence the quotation marks).
Kanye West is no stranger to bad press. From iconic Grammy interruptions, to controversial lyrics and music videos, Mr. West takes the word “arrogant” in human form. Kanye West’s latest major business venture was his fashion line titled “Yeezy Season __.” Not the most creative name, but lets continue.
Kanye made the mistake of disrespecting the fashion industry during his Season 4 fashion show in New York City. The entire show was a train wreck from start to finish. The show started hours late, models were passing out from heat exhaustion, the security was completely unprofessional, transportation to and from the venue was uncomfortable, and his own wife showed up fashionably late with KUWTK cameras trailing not too far behind.
If there is one thing Kanye underestimated it would be his stake in the fashion industry. Yes he might be a Hip Hop icon due to his undeniable talent and number of years in the business, but those recognitions mean nothing in a completely different industry. After the mess of a fashion show editors and influencers took to twitter to vocalize their frustrations. West was so unprofessional that he was blacklisted from the official New York Fashion Week roster for February 2017. Apologies were not given, tensions were high, but fashion waits for no one.
Kanye might see his line as a hobby, but if he wants
to be taken seriously in this industry he has a lot of damage control to do. Even with famed Vogue Magazine editor Anna Wintour on his side.
Fast forward to today (2/15/17). The Yeezy Season 5 Fashion Show was held in NYC. I’m not saying Kanye needs me on his PR team, but I’m also not saying he doesn’t. The entire show lasted 13 minutes with no final bow at the end of it… Kanye is thorough, but leaves room for the imagination which could be both a good and bad thing. In a positive light, West could be allowing his art to speak for itself as a form of apology for his previous wrong doings. OR…. This brief event with no conclusion could be another arrogant move toward the fashion people that spoke against him. My mom told me if you have nothing nice to say don’t say it at all. Maybe he’s taking tips from Momager Kris Jenner or maybe he’s getting some common sense. Oh wait.. He’s a Trump supporter.