Kayne infuriates fashion designers
Kanye West has ticked of some fashion designers after his collection was added last minute today during New York Fashion Week.
West wanted his Kanye West X Adidas Originals Collection added to the roster but the move did make other very happy, including Anne Bowen who told Women’s Wear Daily that she was left scrambling for other plans to launch her streetwear collection, Nomad VII by Anne Bowen. Her showing was booked as the same time as West’s.
“We have been prepping for a year for this at considerable financial, labor- and commitment-cost to our company,” Bowen said. “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.”
“Kanye knows he is a media sensation and it is just not ethical to do this,” said Bowen, who moved her show to Thursday and lodged a complaint with the Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Calendar. “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.”
Others however didn’t seem concerned.
Designer Naeem Khan who is presenting his evening wear collection at the same time as West said, “I am confident that the fans of the brand and those in industry who truly appreciate the art of design and craftsmanship will come out to support us. I am thrilled with the new collection and we are looking forward to a great show.”