We Have A Lot of Questions About #Yeezy3

Street Style photographers by Amanda Lin for Couturesque at NYFW SS16.
Check your privilege, Kanye.
Image by Amanda Lin for Couturesque / see more here

I have mixed feelings about Kanye West's Yeezy line.  The spectacle is always interesting, the clothes are pretty cool, and he's clearly passionate about what he does.  But unsurprisingly, it's far from perfect, and last night's Yeezy Season 3 album launch party/fashion show at Madison Square Garden prompted both major hype and major controversy. Not to mention unanswered existential questions like, "can I really pull off wearing all-nude in the day?" or "Ye, have you been watching The Hunger Games again?"  We'll be dissecting these topics (and more pressing ones), but first, try out this Kanye nickname generator that we found while researching the piece.  Mine is Martin Louis Tisci.  (Riccardo, where you AT?)

1. Did Kanye just use the refugee crisis as a fashion token/self-promotion?
Yes, yes he did.  According to FuseTV, models were instructed to act exhausted and hungry, and we think it's pretty clear that the set was meant to mimic a refugee camp.  Kanye's signature utility-wear and distressing added to the effect, and we're still not sure where he was going with this theme.  Was it meant to be a nod of support for refugees?  Or did it just seem like a cool idea (hence the absent explanation?)  Either way, let's maybe cool it on the whole using-other-people's-struggles-as-aesthetic-statements-thing.

2. Was Anna Wintour sitting by herself?
A whole section for the Queen, please.

3. How does Herm├Ęs feel about a new Creative Director-ye?
Follow-up: are bespoke utility pants the future of luxury?

4. Who stole the show?
NAOMI CAMPBELL. That is all.
5. Were those Dior boots? 
No Raf Simons was involved in the making of Yeezy's collection.  So technically, they weren't... but our eyes say otherwise.

6. What would we buy from the collection?
The frayed knit skirts and oversized coats.  It will go perfectly with the whole "I can't afford Yeezy anyways" look I have going on.

7. Is a Yeezy x Balmain collab on the decks?
Recent rumors suggest that Kanye has been courting LVMH investors to take Yeezy to the mainstay.  Appropriately, Olivier Rousteing was also in attendance, sat just in front of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, who were decked out in custom looks that the duo collaborated on.  This is a partnership we could get behind.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
WHO: Tia, Editor at Couturesque magazine
WHERE: Toronto
OBSESSED WITH: All things oversized
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