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Kanye West unveils new Yeezy line

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 00:52

The rapper and designer reveals his fifth collection at New York Fashion Week: The Shows. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Three months after being hospitalized, rapper Kanye West debuted his latest clothing collection at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday (February 15). With wife Kim Kardashian West in the front row next to Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, West revealed the fifth season of his high-end athleisure wear collection for Adidas to the fashion world's elite. The show, which has become one of the most exclusive presentations during the week, was not live-streamed on the music streaming website TIDAL as some of West's shows have been in the past. Many social media users expressed their frustrations when they learned they would not be able to watch online, but critics were positive about the 39-year-old singer's latest runway show, saying the emphasis was on his new collection, rather than him. The collection was dominated by denim, high-waisted jeans, hoodie sweatshirts, baseball caps, cargo pants, knee-high boots and, of course, sneakers. Muslim model Halima Aden, the 19-year-old Somali-American who competed for Miss Minnesota wearing a burkini and who recently scored a major modeling contract with talent agency IMG, appeared wearing wore a floor-length fur coat and a hijab. Buzz had been building around the appearance of the so-called "Yeezy Runner" after West was photographed wearing the oversized white sneakers by paparazzi in January. During the presentation, there were roughly 150 posts per minute about the Yeezy line on Twitter, according to social media analytics firm Zoomph, with most of the tweets positive.

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Kanye West unveils new Yeezy line

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 00:52