"The other funny thing was that he kept adjusting my hat."
September 26, 2015 6:18 PM   Subscribe

"I'm not a model. I went to a military college on Long Island called the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. At the end of the four-year program I got a marine engineering degree and a commission as an officer in the naval reserve. I recently spent time on a ship in the Gulf of Mexico. Luckily, I had Wednesday off, because Kanye's show was the very next day." what it was like to walk in yeezy 2 (and make kanye cry) (i-D)

"...we thought it appropriate to break down some of the aesthetic similarities running through Kanye’s latest sartorial venture." 6 Things You Should Know to Understand YEEZY Season 2, High Snobiety
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome (17 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
 
AHHH THIS IS SO COOL. I'm about to hop on the Metro to watch his performance of 808s and Heartbreaks at the Bowl!

While I wouldn't wear anything from the collection (not my style; not my price point...), I respect Kanye for making an effort and being inclusive in such a cliquey atmosphere!
posted by raihan_ at 6:43 PM on September 26, 2015 [5 favorites]


The High Snobiety post makes a few strange claims (noragis and oversized sweaters existed before and independently of Visvim and Haider Ackermann), but it does point to how dull much of YEEZY Season 2 is. Maison Margiela and Raf Simons have taken on similar ideas but to much more interesting ends and they make clothing that a person can actually wear. There's a fun dystopia to the collection, but, when outside of a runway show in which thirty-nine other people around me are dressed similarly, I don't think the aesthetic works independently, and coupled with the oversized fits (which certainly don't flatter me nor most other people) one would look like they went to a thrift shop and purchased clothing without trying it on for size.
posted by lunch at 6:49 PM on September 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Just today at lunch I had a really intense/silly conversation about which Hogwarts house Kanye would be in. I think this lends credence to my theory that he's a Ravenclaw.
posted by leesh at 6:49 PM on September 26, 2015 [5 favorites]


That said, if someone's selling a pair of Yeezys in a size 13, please MeMail me.
posted by lunch at 6:53 PM on September 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


I'd never heard of her school until I started playing around on collegescorecard.ed.gov Last week. There I found three merchant marine academies and they have the highest post-graduation incomes among all engineering programs in the country. Ask your congressperson about getting in.
posted by putzface_dickman at 8:20 PM on September 26, 2015


I think the more exciting news is KANYE 2020.
posted by save alive nothing that breatheth at 9:27 PM on September 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


I had a similar encounter w Kanye but it ended w me conducting the London Philharmonic from a hot air balloon instead.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:44 PM on September 26, 2015 [6 favorites]


lunch: "That said, if someone's selling a pair of Yeezys in a size 13, please MeMail me."

Nike makes special field (combat) boots. I know several Marines who have a pair. I guess the next step for them is Yeezys

More here.
posted by AugustWest at 10:06 PM on September 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


I hope she got paid insanely well for choreographing the entire show last minute, and also those are some really dull clothes. blea.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 11:43 PM on September 26, 2015


That High Snobiety article about his influences is a lot more interesting in light of the discussion of minimalism in fashion in the other current fashion thread. I really appreciate how much he's aligning himself with relatively challenging designers, especially considering how polarizing he is publicly with literally everything he does. And yet he's true to this vision and keeps going. You do you, Kanye. I don't think he's designing anything particularly groundbreaking, but he's pretty new. I'm interested to see how far he goes with it. It's clearly kind of a vanity project, if only because he has the passion but not the background, yet the ability to bankroll it.

I'm tickled to know Vanessa Beecroft was actually involved; an art professor friend of mine pointed out the clear influence and we thought he was just biting her style.

Poor form on expecting the models to choreograph the show on literally no notice, though, agreed.
posted by jeweled accumulation at 5:37 AM on September 27, 2015


This is what the well-dressed Jawa will be wearing on Tatooine this season.
posted by dr_dank at 5:57 AM on September 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


I'm still waiting for Ashton Kutcher to show up and notify Kanye West he has been the subject of the most elaborate punk ever.
posted by any major dude at 6:01 AM on September 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


I hope she got paid insanely well for choreographing the entire show last minute, and also those are some really dull clothes. blea.

The models got paid $1k for a day's work, reportedly, and left with their own pair of the shoes they were modelling, which are now going for a few hundred to a few thousand dollars a pair on eBay. This is (apparently) scandalously unheard-of in an industry that is not exactly known for paying the humans in its creation or marketing a civilized living wage.

I don't unambiguously love everything he's ever made but it's very clear that he is a hugely gifted artist who cares intensely about the details of his work, and when I read articles like this my respect for how he does that work grows a bit every day.
posted by mhoye at 6:51 AM on September 27, 2015 [11 favorites]


but it's very clear that he is a hugely gifted artist who cares intensely about the details of his work

I have a kind of love/hate thing in regards to Kanye. He sometimes strikes me a jerk with a huge ego but simultaneously someone who is intensely passionate about what he does. I guess maybe there's some sort of overlap to be expected there.
posted by MikeMc at 9:18 AM on September 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


Sometimes?
posted by kenko at 10:59 AM on September 27, 2015


never
posted by koeselitz at 12:06 PM on September 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


I don't see what the big new deal is on athletic-style combat boots. In high school in 1980 I had a pair of US issue Adidas parachute-jumping boots, same as the ones West German SWAT teams wore.
posted by Dreidl at 6:37 PM on September 28, 2015


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