There’s no denying the influence that Kanye West has had on popular culture, let alone fashion. He sets trends. He takes risks. He is an icon. From pink Polos and backpacks to thousand dollar tees with no logos, the calculated evolution of Yeezus has redefined what it means to be an artist (god).
In terms of sneakers, who can forget West’s legendary line on Pusha T’s banger New God Flow? The venom spits as follows, “I ain’t tryna stunt man, but the YEEZY jumped over the JUMPMAN. I went from the most hated to the champion god flow, I guess that’s a feelin’ only me and LeBron know”. Those words instantly had society pondering whether one man could have all that power. The power to dethrone Michael Jordan and his signature Air Jordans which have been going strong since ’85. After breaking up with Nike and signing to Adidas, Ye recently promulgated that the Yeezy III will come in November but who knows – it’s already been delayed twice.
The hypebeasts were out in full force over Labor Day Weekend, take a look at some of the shots I captured before the rain took a toll on the festival: