Roommates, from the moment it was announced that Kanye West would enlist Balenciaga to design a collection for his popular Yeezy x Gap clothing line, his legion of extremely devoted fans couldn’t contain their excitement. Fast forward to the present and the Yeezy x Gap featuring Balenciaga collection has finally been revealed, filled with designs that mimic Kanye West’s signature style.
Kanye West and head Balenciaga designer Demna have had a very close working relationship for years — and their latest link up is bringing the Yeezy x Gap aesthetic and combining it with the high fashion designs of Balenciaga. Formally titled Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga, the collection features 25 looks, such as Kanye’s recent oversized silhouette and designer full face coverings along with Demna’s signature pointed shoulders. While the full collection is set to drop sometime later this year, the first eight looks from the line are now officially available for fans to purchase at yeezygap.com.
Speaking with ‘Vogue’ magazine when the Yeezy x Gap and Balenciaga collaboration was first announced, Kanye explained how important it is to his vision. “It is a vision come true to work with Gap and Demna, the creative director of Balenciaga, to make incredible product available to everyone at all times,” he said.
Demna echoed Ye’s sentiments, saying “This is a very different challenge. I’ve always appreciated the utilitarianism and the accessibility of Gap. I share some of the same sensibilities in my creative language. This project allowed me to join forces [with Ye] to create utilitarian fashion for all. ”
You’ll recall that Kanye has a very lucrative 10-year deal with Gap and has so far released a collection of colorful round puffer jackets and hoodies. While the previous designs were from Ye’s vision, Demna’s Balenciaga is the first major collaborator he has brought on to Gap.
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