RUNWAY: Yeezy Season 3The scene at Kanye West's show/presentation/album listening party was chaotic and often times disorganized. There were roughly 20,000 people in attendance, most of whom were lay people with no formal ties to fashion or NYFW. They were there to participate in a cultural moment. The music was well received, if not controversial with a lyric about one of Kanye's former adversaries.
The clothes were more of the same from prior seasons: destroyed and overpriced. The key pieces that sell out quickest are the footwear which played on some of the most popular styles of seasons past. The clothes were, unsurprisingly, the least entertaining part of the extravaganza. The commentary was far more powerful, think refugee in tattered clothes, possibly signaling the refugee crisis in Europe. Knowing all this, people still came out to see the show and paid a lot of money to be a part of it and will likely pay a lot more to own some of the pieces. It's undeniable that there is a fascination and a demand for Yeezy. In the end, no one really came into the show thinking it would be a huge revelation in fashion but instead, as a showman, West delivered.