Kanye West reschedules Yeezy show, was unaware of the conflict

"He had no intention of showing on top of another designer, and was unaware that there was a conflict," said CFDA president Steven Kolb

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 2 Feb 2017

Kanye vs the CFDA
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[Updated 3 February 2017] Apparently, Kanye West was unaware that his decision to show his Yeezy Season 5 collection on 15 February at 5pm during New York Fashion Week would cause any problems. After the CFDA's angry statement was released yesterday, Kanye has made arrangements for his show to take place on the same day but at 3pm instead, clashing with no one.

"Kanye called me personally to let me know that he had no intention of showing on top of another designer, and was unaware that there was a conflict," Steven Kolb, president and CEO of the CFDA said in a statement.

We're glad it's over.


Kanye West has done it again. He caused a disturbance in the New York Fashion Week schedule when he arranged for his Yeezy Season 5 collection to debut on 15 February, the same time as Marchesa's. Although Marchesa has yet to comment on his inconsiderate move, the Council of Fashion Designers of America has had enough of his antics.

"Once again, CFDA was not approached or consulted about the possibility of Kanye West showing on the official New York Fashion Week schedule," said CFDA president and CEO Steven Kolb. "As the scheduler of the week, the CFDA works with more than 300 brands to identify appropriate times for them to show their collections and avoid scheduling conflicts. Not going through the proper channels is disruptive to the whole week and unfair to designers who have secured spots through the formal procedure."

"This bad behaviour is not acceptable to the CFDA and should not be tolerated by the industry," Kolb added. "Because of this, the CFDA will not list Kanye West on the official schedule. However, the CFDA is more than willing to work with Kanye on securing an available time slot."

Well, we're not that surprised. This isn't the first (and probably not the last) time that Kanye has uprooted other designers' plans after all.

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