The battle of urban recognition in the fashion industry took centre stage at the New York fashion week shows this month.
Kanye led the ‘glorified street-style’ for Fall/Winter with his Adidas collab collection that got everyone tweeting. And yet, it seemed the hype stopped and started with his A-list front row, featuring Anna Wintour, Beyonce and Jay-Z, Rihanna and P-Diddy (to name a few). While I enjoyed the unusual and refreshing display of diverse models – varying from sizes to races – I couldn’t help but wonder if this tights-infested collection would have brought this level of discussion if behind the label was anyone else other than Kanye West.
But no one needs to think too hard about how well this collection will sell, and Adidas is smart for it. With an already booming trend of casual wear, and a much talked about celebrity, it’s a win for all.
Similarly, Public School drew my attention with their rendition of high-fashion street-style. The collection was more luxurious as far as looking like you ‘couldn’t be bothered to dress today’ goes; and I’m more inclined to give Public School more points for their feminine designs and masculine cuts.
The trend: oversized outerwear and layers.
Kanye x Adidas
Public School F/W 2015