Yeezy Gap — an important and often volatile apparel partnership between Gap and Ye, née Kanye West—dissolved last weekjust two years after the decade-long deal Ye and the mall retailer re-signed in 2020.
In a statement sent to employees last week, Gap CEO Mark Breitbard assured that the company would continue with the remaining inventory running through the end of the year. Today, we get our first look at what, exactly, that means: a second and final capsule by Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga, designed in collaboration with the creative director. Balenciaga’s Demna, went on sale on the Yeezy Gap website this morning.
Part two of the Balenciaga collaboration retains the same muted palette and utilitarian silhouettes as the rest of the Yeezy Gap oeuvre, and will feature some familiar products from first drop: solid color hoodies and sweatshirts, coated outerwear, and padded denim jackets. New items include colder weather items like a bodysuit, a pair of tactical synthetic Cordura pants and a longer parka-style version of the round jacket hit is called, aptly, the long round coat.
Prices for this contest ranged from $140, for a t-shirt with the pigeon logo, to $400, for a long round jacket — still much higher than the $20-no-$200 range Ye envisionedthat was among a number of harsh words he spoke out last week about the partnership.
While this will be the last Yeezy Gap capsule designed by Balenciaga, there will be more Yeezy Gap releases through the end of December. In the meantime, these will also be available for purchase in stores. New retail pop-ups inside Gap flagship stores in Tokyo and Shanghai, look and function like Yeezy Gap space opens in Times Square in July.
On Thursday morning, Ye appeared on Good Morning America to discuss, among other things, the end of Yeezy Gap. He repeats His wish to terminate his remaining corporate partnership—She is currently trying to get out his blockbuster shoe deal with Adidas—And said he plans to move forward with a previously scheduled Yeezy Gap fashion show in Paris, for October 3.