Kanye West was dropped from the official schedule for the upcoming NY Fashion Week events. The troubled musician angered NYFW officials when he refused to approach them about booking a time slot for showing his collection.
Earlier this week it was announced that the rapper would be showing his Yeezy Season 5 collection in collaboration with Adidas during the biannual event on February 15 at the city’s Pier 59 Studios.
But the time slot he chose at 5 p.m. clashed with designer Marchesa whose label confirmed that slot in between Anna Sui and Thom Browne, according to WENN.com.
West’s decision to not approach New York Fashion Week officials follows last year’s disastrous off-calendar presentation, for which he withheld the show’s location until 12 hours before its start time and ended up clocking in around four-and-a-half hours of event time. This led to it conflicting with shows by Whit, Michelle Helene, R13 and the Parsons MFA. Models also fainted in the searing heat during the show.
“Once again, CFDA was not approached or consulted about the possibility of Kanye West showing on the official New York Fashion Week schedule,” the organization’s president and chief executive officer Steven Kolb told WWD.
“This bad behavior is not acceptable to the CFDA and should not be tolerated by the industry. Because of this, the CFDA will not list Kanye West on the official schedule.”
Kolb confirmed that the CFDA is willing to give West another chance if he will meet with them to confirm a time slot that does not clash with other presenters.