Kanye causes a stir with impromptu NYFW show

By admin
17 September 2015

Kanye West launched his new Kanye West X Adidas Originals Collection on Wednesday.

The 38-year-old rapper was a surprise addition to the New York Fashion Week line-up, and also debuted a new track entitled I Feel It at the show.

Kanye was supported by his pregnant wife Kim Kardashian and daughter North, who sat alongside Vogue editor Anna Wintour in the front row to watch the new designs walk the runway.

'It's like we are David and he is Goliath'

Kim’s sisters Kourtney and Khloé were also present for the show, while her teenage sibling Kylie Jenner was one of the models showcasing Kanye’s unique ensembles.

Wearing a beige crop top, high-waisted leggings and cream socks and boots, Kylie topped off her look with a zip-up jacket and baseball cap, keeping her head down as she strutted her stuff.

While her sister Kendall Jenner is usually the catwalk star of the family, she took a back seat for this show, letting Kylie take centre stage as she sat in the second row and watched.

Other celebrities to make an appearance at the presentation included Lorde, Courtney Love, Seth Meyers and Helena Christensen.

Despite fans being thrilled with the spontaneous catwalk show, several designers were left annoyed that his presentation bumped their own off the schedule at the last minute.

Anne Bowen, who had been due to showcase her Nomad VII collection at the same time as Kanye’s show, previously told Women’s Wear Daily: “We have been prepping for a year for this at considerable financial, labour - and commitment - cost to our company. Our show date has been scheduled for months and has been on the Fashion Calendar for weeks. We went through all the proper channels to make this a reality."

Anne has now moved her show to Thursday and has put in a complaint with the Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Calendar.

“Kanye knows he is a media sensation and it is just not ethical to do this," she added. “It's like we are David and he is Goliath. We have put our heart and soul into our show, and should not be stepped on like this."

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