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Kanye West has finally publicly disclosed details about his Yeezy Season 2 show, right smack in the middle of NYFW, and designers who planned to show during the time slot he has now claimed are not happy about it. According to WWD, West will show his second collaboration with Adidas on September 16th at noon, the exact same time as Naeem Khan and Anne Bowen, who was planning on debuting a brand new streetwear line.
Bowen said that she had her show scheduled months prior and the date has been on the official Fashion Calendar for weeks. "Kanye knows he is a media sensation and it is just not ethical to do this," she told WWD. "It's like we are David and he is Goliath. We have put our heart and soul into our show, and should not be stepped on like this." Bowen has moved her show date to the following day, but, as of now, Naeem Khan will still be showing at the same time as West.
Bowen has listed a complaint with the CFDA over the mess. Steven Kolb, the CFDA's president, said that he had no knowledge of the time and date of West's show prior to the info going public. "The first I heard about the Kanye show was what I read in the Post," Kolb told WWD. "There was no listing on the Fashion Calendar, and we didn't know about it. We can't avoid conflicts unless we know someone's doing it."