Yeezy Season is officially here. There were rumors circulating during this season’s unveiling of Kanye West‘s 5th installment of his Yeezy Season show. After the well-publicized robbery in Paris involving his wife Kim Kardashian, and West’s own hospitalization, there was much speculation regarding what Kanye was going to do in terms of creativity. It’s almost as if the doubt makes this collection even more mesmerizing and worthy of celebrating.
The production show, held at New York’s Pier 59, featured many familiar faces, such as Atlanta trap star Playboi Carti and international hottie Luka Sabbat. The clothes themselves are a bit of a departure from Seasons 1-4, involving more graphics and typefaces than ever before. If you thought you saw the peak of coziness with brands like Kith and Fear of God, Yeezy Season 5 might have just raised the bar. The collection is a wonderful blend of post-metal/grunge fashion, matrix-esque futuristic energy, and cozy, art dad styles. The new running shoes are an especial ode to comfort; they look like they came straight out of an Eastbay catalog from 1996.
Kanye West, the unofficial king of extra and creative flare, didn’t just stop there. In honor of his previous work, West dropped a sexy zine of his Yeezy Season 4 collection that combines the brainpower of photographer Jackie Nickerson and VLONE designer and A$AP Mob member, A$AP Bari. On sale for retail for $80 (yeah, you read that right), this zine includes the likes of fitspo goddesses Teyana Taylor and Amina Blue. The full zine is only available for purchase on the Yeezy Supply site.
One of the greatest parts about Yeezy Season 5 is that you don’t actually have to purchase the pieces to achieve a lot of these looks. If your thrift shopping skills are up to par, you can pull off these same stylings and still have some money left over to hop on the train or buy yourself a bite to eat. But, if you don’t need to finesse and can actually afford these fits, kudos. Go cop.
Shoutout to Kanye for bouncing back!
Below is a selection of our favorite looks from Yeezy Season 5.