For the Yeezy Season 5 collection, Kanye West took a different approach with a line up of pieces that were subdued, inspired by his California retreat, Calabasas.
The runway show which took place in New York, showcased the collection was shown in the form of a live video of models turning to The-Dream’s cover of J. Holiday’s “Bed.” The film was projected onto a large box. Then the models emerged onto the runway, giving the looks a more dynamic feel ad traditional runway show exposure.
The rapper/designer showed casual Americana staples like camo, washed-out-looking sweatshirts and newly introduced line of denim. The high of rise, loose-fitting denim range was featured tucked into knee-high boots. Denim jackets lined in shearling, mid-wash jeans showcased. The sweatshirts were emblazoned with Calabasas, others with Lost Hills, the name of a collaborative album he’s making with Drake, and still more with Adidas’s signature triple stripes. West opted for cleanly spaced letters that almost looked like ’70s iron-on slogans.
The collection debuted a new sneaker the Yeezy Runner with a chunky asthetic that will come in come in four colors—multi, black, white/teal, and all white. The weightier style came with a more athletic-looking shape.
This was a collection for the subtle, more laid back fashion enthusiast, made for decompressing and not impressing.