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Kanye West’s Ego Caused A Designer To Have To Reschedule Her Show At Fashion Week

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Kanye West is causing problems at New York Fashion Week, and I'm not just talking about Kim Kardashian's outfit a few days ago. I'm also talking about the last minute fashion show he just announced for his Kanye West X Adidas Originals Collection (Yeezy Season 2). It will take place Wednesday, September 16 at noon, which just so happens to be at the same time as a show for designer Anne Bowen's Nomad VII collection.

Bowen is not happy about Kanye's sudden announcement, telling WWD that she “went through all the proper channels to make this a reality,” scheduling her show months ago. Now, to avoid being overshadowed by Kanye's surprise juggernaut, she has had to reschedule for Thursday at 12:30 at the same location.

“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.”

She says it's been “a logistical nightmare” to move her show and re-invite people, with her publicist adding that it's costing them a lot of money. Bowen has filed a complaint with the CFDA Fashion Calendar.

Steven Kolb, president of the CFDA, told WWD that the first he heard about Kanye's show was in the papers:

“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.”

Ugh, this is like that time Jenny on Gossip Girl put on that guerrilla fashion show during Lily's charity event. Except not really, because that was a TV show and also Kanye West was totally able to go through the proper steps to get his show on the schedule and avoid this problem.

Another designer, Naeem Khan, is also scheduled for that time slot. That show will reportedly go on as planned. Bowen's publicist explained to WWD that Khan's show isn't as much of a conflict because Khan is showing eveningwear, whereas Bowen is showing streetwear — just like Kanye.

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