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Not everyone was so blown away by Kanye West's vision for his Adidas collab, Yeezy Season One. The Fashion Spot forum users have three pages of comments dedicated to the collection, putting Ye's influences on serious blast:
"I see some obvious Rick Owens inspired looks."
"At worst, it's offensive. Going on a spiel about 'a lack of creativity' and wanting to free, then showing clothes that are... lifted wholesale from Helmut Lang and Rick Owens."
"A lot of it feels very T by Alexander Wang"
"Rick Owens and VPL. With a little bit of vomit splashed on top."
"Blatant Helmut Lang ripoffs, wow"
"Kanye thought [we'd] never notice vintage '90s Helmut Lang copies tossed in his 'collection'...he thought wrong! These bullet-proof vests, these army jumpers, these bomber jackets. Kanye dear, stop playing fashion designer, but you could open a thrift store instead!"
"As a whole, this collection looks like the riot collection of Raf [Simons]. The bulletproof vest? Helmut Lang circa '98. The oversized bombers? Helmut Lang/Raf Simons circa 2002. The concept of the 'nude body' is just Margiela, with the boots and everything. The rest is half Rick Owens, half [Helmut] Lang. Even the palette is very [Helmut] Lang, from the pinks to the greens."See the side-by-sides in our gallery above.