Kanye West’s Last Minute NYFW Show Angers Designers

Kanye West’s Last Minute NYFW Show Angers Designers

Kanye West accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Kanye West accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

(CNN) – Rapper Kanye West has managed to offend some folks during New York Fashion Week.

Imagine that.

The star added a last-minute show to NYFW to present his Kanye West X Adidas Originals Collection on Wednesday — which did not endear him to some other designers. Anne Bowen told Women’s Wear Daily that the move left her scrambling for other plans to launch her streetwear collection, Nomad VII by Anne Bowen, as her showing was booked as the same time as West’s.

“We have been prepping for a year for this at considerable financial, labor- and commitment-cost to our company,” Bowen said. “Our show date has been scheduled for months and has been on the Fashion Calendar for weeks. We went through all the proper channels to make this a reality.”

West is often known to make a splash, and Bowen called him out for using his celeb status to make the bold move with the seemingly impromptu show.

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