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YEEZY SEASON 5: WHO DID HE REFERENCE?

Friday 17th February 2017

Kanye West was on his Kanye Best behaviour for Yeezy Season 5. But we’ve heard that 500 times now. What stood out to us was that this is a new chapter for Yeezy. Forget the skin tight nude neutrals one after another and think denim on denim. Lots of denim (yippee), tracksuits with Adidas stripes and big camo coats. But this time it was more understated. There were still the oversized coat/sweatshirts and slick bodysuits but it felt grungier. darker. We’ve heard that Princess Diana was a key influence in Season 5 – those high waisted pants that are that little bit too high, tucked into boots and tightly into matching shirts. Shy Di in her gauche teenage years. And that’s the beauty in this collection. An awkward moment. Perfectly, uncomfortably cool. There’s a poignancy to it – perhaps because we are thinking about her as it is 20 years since  Princess Diana’s tragic death. And maybe because there’s a part of that awkward, invading, overwhelming feeling that Princess Diana often gave off that Kanye relates to. It all just seems a little more thought out. Yeezy Season 5, you in our freak dreams.

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