NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, January 28, 2016, 5:22 PM
Models walk the runway at the adidas Originals x Kanye West YEEZY SEASON 1 fashion show
As he plans his fashion show at Madison Square Garden, Kanye West should bear in mind that you need more than a flashy show to sell clothes.
While the front row for his fall/winter 2015 Adidas Originals collection last February included Jay-Z, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Kim and North West and P Diddy – not to mention sis-in-law Kylie Jenner on the runway – a [email protected] spy rifling through the dregs of the Barneys sale noted a preponderance of deeply discounted pieces from the collection.
Indeed, of the 34 items on the high-end department store’s website, 30 of them are on sale – including the “Destroyed Sweater,” originally $ 2,600 and now a snip at $ 1819. More good news for Kanye fans of all sizes – the wool pullover advertised as “destroyed with rips and holes” is still available in all sizes from XXS to XL.
Kanye West on the runway at the adidas Originals x Kanye West YEEZY SEASON 1
Shortly after the show, the rapper told In Style that he has a “Robin Hood approach” to making clothes. “If someone was to say, ‘Hey, do you want to go to a high-end house now?’ I’d absolutely say no. Because I’m only concerned with making beautiful products available to as many people as possible,” he told the site. “The least I could do is spend my time trying to give other people a piece of the so-called good life. Everyone should have the good life.”
It was reported this week that West will hold his next show at Madison Square Garden on February 11.