Over the past five seasons, Kanye West has shaken up the New York Fashion Week calendar with his Yeezy presentations, for better or worse. This September, however, West will not be bringing the circus to town, at least not by way of a show or presentation for his Yeezy line.
The reason cited for cancellation, occuring to Redken, was as follows: “They did not get the pieces together in time.”
Amid a particularly tough year for Kanye, including his wife’s robbery and ongoing mental health issues, it does not come as a complete surprise that the show is canceled. Even so, more immediately following the advent of these issues, Kanye was still able to execute his Yeezy Season 5 show this past February.
This news is the latest saga in Pablo’s oft-tumultuous relationship with fashion, and more specifically, NYFW. Kanye has, in the past, ruffled the feathers of fashion week head honchos by disrupting the event’s rigid schedule, a move that West ultimately apologized for. Yeezy Season 4 saw quality control issues, fainting models and disgruntled, waiting editors — the trifecta of a fashion week misstep.