Yeezy Gap — an important and often volatile apparel partnership between Gap and Ye, known as Kanye West — dissolved last week, just two years after a decade-long deal Ye and the seller Retail shopping centers re-signed in 2020.
In a statement sent to employees last week, Gap CEO Mark Breitbard assured that the company would continue with the remaining inventory running through the end of the year. Today, we get our first look at what, exactly, that means: a second and final capsule by Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga, designed in collaboration with the creative director. Balenciaga’s Demna, went on sale on the Yeezy Gap website this morning.
Part two of the Balenciaga collaboration retains the same muted color palette and utilitarian silhouettes as the rest of the Yeezy Gap oeuvre model, and will introduce some familiar products from the very first launch: the shirt. plain hoodies and sweatshirts, coated outerwear and padded denim jackets. New items include colder-weather items like a bodysuit, a pair of pants made from tactical synthetic Cordura fabric, and a parka-style longer version of the popular round jacket known is a long round coat.
Prices for this run range from $140, for a jacket with a pigeon logo, to $400, for a long round coat—still much higher than the $20-no-$200 range that Ye envisioned, that’s one of the things he said last week about the partnership.
While this will be the last Yeezy Gap capsule designed by Balenciaga, there will be more Yeezy Gap releases through the end of December. At the same time, these products will also be available for purchase at retail stores. new inside Gap flagship stores in Tokyo and Shanghai, which will look and function like the Yeezy Gap space opening in Times Square in July.
Additionally, the retailer no longer has any plans to release the Yzy Shdz, metal wraparound sunglasses, originally set to launch alongside the Yeezy Gap, which Ye has been promoting on Instagram over the past few weeks.
On Thursday morning, Ye appeared on Good Morning America to discuss, among other things, the end of Yeezy Gap. He reiterated his desire to end his remaining corporate partnerships – he’s currently looking to get out of his blockbuster shoe deal with Adidas – and said he plans to continue with a show. Yeezy Gap fashion show was previously scheduled in Paris, taking place on October 3.
https://www.gq.com/story/final-yeezy-gap-balenciaga-collab The Final Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga Collection Drops Today