You might recall the frenzy that occurred at New York Fashion Week last season, involving- of course- Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and some flesh-coloured bodysuits. It was Yeezy Season 1; Kanye’s first collection for Adidas, featuring Kylie Jenner making her modelling debut, as well as a FROW consisiting of Beyonce, Anna Wintour and little North. It’s fair to say it was the talk of NYFW, with Style.com even reporting that it was their most viewed show of the entire season, receiving more hits than Chanel.
With all this in mind, Kanye’s next collection for the German sportswear brand is highly anticipated, and rumours have been rife as to what the superstar might have up his sleeve. But this morning, Kim Kardashian sent us all into overdrive with a few sneaky Instagram posts that suggested her husband may have teamed up with Givenchy for the next offering.
Uploading a picture of herself wearing an all-beige ensemble, featuring an asymmetric, ruffled skirt and thigh-high, peep-toe boots, Kim wrote the caption: ‘TONIGHT- GIVENCHY X YEEZY’ before adding another close-up of her shoes alongside the words ‘SNEAK PEEK- YEEZY SEASON2.’ Erm, what is happening?
As we reported, Givenchy has moved from its usual Paris location to the Big Apple for AW15, with the show scheduled for tonight, 11th September at 11.30pm UK time. Might Kanye have a starring role?
Kim and Kanye have become firm friends with Givenchy’s creative director, Ricardo Tisci, and we’re used to seeing the entire Kardashian family FROW-side, with North more often than not sporting a mini Givenchy outfit of her own. Kendall is a regular on the Givenchy catwalk, and Kim’s wardrobe is packed with the designer label. So a collaboration between Kanye and Tisci might not seem so surprising, after all.
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Givenchy’s autumn/winter 2015 collection was an opulent array of velvet, lace and intricate embellishment, as Tisci transformed his model army into gothic, Victoriana queens. Kanye’s models were an entirely different story, all wearing body stockings in muted tones and shades of khaki, so we’re not lying when we say that we’re more than just a bit intrigued to see what this mash-up might look like.
The show kicks off at 11.30pm tonight, so keep your eyes peeled. No doubt Kim K will keep us up to date via her Instagram page. Thank God for social media, hey?