Kanye attacked for selling latest Yeezy's in trash bags

The rapper has said that his fashions are inspired by homeless people

in a file photo
Kanye West in a file photo
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Rapper-turned-fashion designer Kanye West is receiving criticism online for holding a sale for his most recent clothesline using trash bags.

A Twitter user from New York posted a picture of disorganized goods crammed into huge black garbage bags on the floor of a Gap store, "This is how they are selling Yeezy GAP."

The person claimed that Ye became irate when he noticed that they were hanging up [his clothes] because "this is how he wanted it," according to the eyewitness.


Before adding, "They won't help you discover (your) size; you just have to rummage through everything."

A number of commentators attacked West's "fetish" with utilizing homeless people as "fashion muses" in response to the image, which caused a significant backlash.

The dissenter claimed that "It's everything that is wrong with billionaires." It's awful that they "no longer perceive the situation of people, they don't see humans who are suffering, they see an opportunity to be 'edgy' and profit from it."


Kanye's penchant for using trash bags as an inspiration is becoming the norm rather than the exception.

A few weeks ago, Balenciaga released their infamous Balenciaga Trash Pouch Bag.

Demna Gvasalia is known for her bizarre and fantastical creations, and this purse is no exception.  The bag was initially seen at the Paris Le Bourget Parc d'Expositions during the fashion label's Winter 2022 fashion show.

The Trash Pouch bag received both favourable and negative feedback, but what has undoubtedly caught people's attention is the$1,790 (Sh212,920) touted price.

Demna Gvasalia the designer is known for her bizarre and fantastical creations and even joked about her scandalous bag.

Speaking to Women's Wear Daily (WWD) she said, "I couldn't miss an opportunity to produce the most expensive trash bag in the world."

On their own website, Balenciaga states that their new item was "inspired by a waste bag," stating the obvious.

Funny thing is that Balenciaga themselves weren't the first to come up with the peculiar fashion idea.

Spanish fashion brand BIIS introduced its own line of leather totes known as the 'bin bag' back in 2017.

It was available in all sizes (small, medium, and enormous). The retail price for the bin bag was $258; $346; and $422, respectively.

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