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Kanye West debuts at New York Fashion Week
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Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for adidas
Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for adidas
The first day of the Fall/Winter 2015-16 season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York marked Kanye West’s design debut. Co-created with sportswear brand Adidas Originals, the 37-year-old American rapper’s Yeezy Boost show featured oversized camouflage parkas, white bodysuits and grey suede knee-high boots.
 
With this collection, West’s goal is to absolve consumers of dressing’s daily stress by creating a line of high-quality essentials that can be freely combined in infinite ways—“like Legos,” he says. For the designer this means stripped-down, comfortable, and unpretentious clothes for a “modern jet-set couple,” pieces to be worn from the gym to the office to a meeting to the airport and everywhere in between. “I wanted something that felt like New York or Paris or Tokyo or Santa Barbara or Chicago—a worldliness and an ease,” said West in a press release.
 
West defines a silhouette of considered volume—billowing and oversize on top, tight and trim around the bottom—based largely on his personal sense of style. A study in contrasts like street-luxury and vintage-new, the clothing shapes a new modern wardrobe. For men, this includes MA-2 bombers with oversize flap pockets; washed cotton collarless blouson jackets; oversize sweats with distressed edges and worn, puckered hems; and perfect T-shirts in tones of camel, olive, blue-gray, and camouflage. Each piece is intended to be worn by any sex.
 
Earlier in the day, the Fall/Winter 2015-16 season was kicked off by Nicholas and Christopher Kunz, the sibling design duo behind Nicholas K label. The designers showcased a leather heavy line, invoking the image of an aviator and jacket clad biker babe. Enhanced with draping details, slouchy silhouettes and fur trims, the pieces were black leather moto jackets, slouchy printed capes and brown cargo pants.
 
Contemporary women’s clothing brand BCBG Max Azria highlighted intricately woven and embroidered chunky wintery outfits at the event. Accented with a perky shade of orange, the line included coats, trenches with furry sleeves and asymmetrical dresses, all paired with furry booties and knee-high leather boots. (PB)
 

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