YEEZY by Kanye West
Demna has been dressing West in her post-apocalyptic Balenciaga designs since the beginning of WHEREas well as the rapper’s future ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, who has also been featuring darkened looks created by Demna. Additionally, Balenciaga recently collaborated with Kanye on an “Engineered by Balenciaga” merchandise collection for WHERE, and prior to this, the two fashion icons teamed up in a DMX tribute t-shirt.
With these connections in mind, it’s no surprise that YEEZY GAP and Balenciaga have teamed up for a collaboration. In a press release, YEEZY GAP notes: “This launch, the first of its kind, shows that Ye’s unparalleled vision brings together the most influential designer of his generation, Demna, with [the] iconic american brand, gap. YEEZY GAP, designed by Balenciaga, continues’ Ye’s commitment to bringing creativity to the forefront and bringing its vision of utilitarian design to everyone. ”
YEEZY GAP’s first collaborative effort ENGINEERED BY BALENCIAGA will arrive later this year along with more independent pieces from the current YEEZY GAP lineup. Stay tuned to HYPEBEAST for more information as the news progresses.
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