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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Yeezy Taught Me, Part II

Like Justin Timberlake’s 2008 track with T.I., September is “Dead and Gone.”

Despite our fast transition into October, we can’t easily forget the memorable highlights that the month of September has left for us. NYFW came, saw and conquered.

We witnessed history be made through concepts of innovation and vulnerability from designers this season. From Givenchy’s honoring of September 11, to Pyer Moss’ social activism collection paying tribute to the movement, Black Lives Matter and all victims of police brutality—this was the season of bravery and taking risks, the true essence of art.

And then of course, there’s Kanye West. Oh, Mr. West.

Displaying his “Yeezy Season 2,” West picked up where he left off from last years’ Kanye West x adidas collaboration. Choosing to stick with his signature design, West produces neutral colored garments with long, oversized silhouettes. The intentional use of minimalism and distressing in true Kanye fashion, is meant to create a political statement against capitalism.

Here on campus taking his own spin on West’s iconic collection is this month’s Fashionisto. Inspired by West, this Fashionisto sticks to a minimalistic style with neutral fall tones. The olive colored chambray-inspired popover shirt has an avant-garde twist to it with its elongated silhouette and streamline design.

The dark-washed denim biker pants are edgy and very West-influenced. The dark tones serve as a great neutralizer and nude color to highlight our Fashionisto’s shirt as the main staple piece. The Kanye West x adidas’ collection is known for its use of nude-colored suites on models to draw more focus to the main collection’s pieces.

Our Fashionisto is taking notes—well done and bravo.

Keeping to his own style is my personal favorite, the Black Cement Jordan III. Rather than completely using base colors he goes for a little more creativity and a pop of gray and red to add more personal swagger. This look emphasizes “the more simple, the better.”

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Some people think of fashion as going all out—they put a lot of emphasis on that. But, sometimes it’s all about simplicity and being simple.”