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Kanye West Disrupts NYFW Schedule With His Decision to Show Yeezy Season 2

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In something of a last-minute decision, Kanye West opted to show his Yeezy Season 2 collection during New York Fashion Week. In terms of press attention, the development could be seen as a boon to the semi-annual event, but the September 16th show is also a major headache for planners and one designer in particular, Anne Bowen. According to WWD, Bowen had been planning to launch her new streetwear collection, Nomad VII by Anne Bowen, at the exact same time, and has subsequently been forced to reschedule. She told WWD, "We have been prepping for a year for this at considerable financial, labor- and commitment-cost to our company. Our show date has been scheduled for months and has been on the Fashion Calendar for weeks ... Kanye knows he is a media sensation and it is just not ethical to do this. 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 filed a complaint with the CFDA. Another designer, Naeem Khan, also has a show scheduled that same day, but is reportedly going on with the event as scheduled.