For the past five seasons, Kanye West’s Yeezy presentation has thrown a massive, neutral-hued wrench into New York Fashion Week. And while change is sometimes good, it’s not so good when it inconveniences other designers, forces editors to rearrange their already packed schedules and causes models to collapse from exhaustion. Not to mention the fact that the clothes haven’t been anything to write home about since, like, Season 3. So who actually cares that Kanye unceremoniously canceled the forthcoming Season 6 show? Hypebeasts and people writing fashion clickbait articles, probably. Otherwise, that sound you’re hearing is the entire industry whispering the words “good riddance.”
To make matters even stranger, it wasn’t Kanye or even Adidas that announced that the show, which was rumored to be taking place on September 13th, was a no-go. According to Business of Fashion, a rep from Redken, which was to be responsible for the show’s beauty looks, sent an unceremonious email to a number of outlets. The email simply stated, rather passively, that the show was “no longer occurring.”
I guess some people are wondering why the show is “no longer occurring,” to which I respond: don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. RIP Yeezy’s NYFW extravaganzas. It’s been… something.