Yeezy Gap by Balenciaga

Ye and Demna's joint collection has been released | Source: Yeezy Gap

Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga has Arrived

The Yeezy Gap project from rapper-designer Ye (formerly Kanye West) and Balenciaga’s Demna (formerly Demna Gvasalia) was unveiled on Wednesday, three months ahead of schedule.

In a press release, the Yeezy Gap project was described as the product of Ye’s commitment to bringing “creativity to the forefront and delivering his vision of utilitarian design for all”. How inclusive this collection really is in terms of price point, however, is up for debate.

Dove Hoodie, A$420 | Source: Yeezy Gap
5 Pocket Denim Pants, A$390 | Source: Yeezy Gap

The first drop available for purchase through the Yeezy Gap site consists of just eight pieces, including an oversized black hoodie bearing the Gap logo for A$420. A pair of light-wash denim jeans come with a A$390 price tag while the 3/4 sleeve tee is A$250. The project is not utilitarian design for all budgets, but the collection certainly is for fans of Ye and Demna with cash to invest in what the two high-profile creatives stand for; disruption.

Featuring plenty of leather, black denim, large rain boots, puffer jackets and cover-alls, the collection is all-black and undoubtedly utilitarian. With the models’ faces completely concealed by Ye’s signature face coverings, some Twitter users even pointed out that the looks were avatar-like, fit for characters in a dark post-apocalyptic world.

The unveiling of the project’s 25 full looks follows Ye’s Donda 2 concert in Miami and the promotion of his Stem Player, an audio device with which he will be exclusively releasing his upcoming album Donda 2 through.

According to the Yeezy Gap site, the pieces will ship in four to eight weeks, meaning fans of the collaboration will have to wait until they can get their hands on the pieces.

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