Yeezy Season 5 brings Kanye back on form
Last September’s Yeezy Season 4 show was a pretty big misstep for a brand that seemed incapable of going wrong. With fainting models, hours of waits and a critically mediocre reception, Kanye was left with a lot to improve.
Coming back from a rough few months in his personal life, Kanye’s 5th line sees him evolve the direction of the brand in more ways than the clothing. He reportedly fired a lot of his team after Season 4 and has focused on delivering a decent show rather than just a decent collection.
Like previous shows, Yeezy Season 5 released its invitations in wearable form last week. A sweater with ‘LOST HILLS’ across the stomach and arms bought you into the intimate show in New York’s Pier 59. A black obelisk straight out of 2001: A Space Odyssey took up the centre of the dark room. Projections of models wearing the looks appeared on the obelisk giving audiences their first glimpse as Yeezy Season 5.
The latest Yeezy line takes huge inspiration from the current sportswear trend that streetwear is seeing. Trackwear mixes with military elements for some pieces and stands on its own on others. The collection cuts a wide line stylistically. From denim and flannel to more out there bodysuits, there’s a lot to love. Yeezy Season 5 moving on from the uniformity in style that came from the last outing is one of its most exciting elements.
Check out more pictures of the Yeezy Season 5 collection below and let us know what you think in the comments.