Kanye West isn’t saying goodbye to Gap just yet.
The rapper’s second Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga collection dropped on Thursday — despite West, 45, ending his partnership with the retailer last week — and includes outerwear and knitwear as well as a backpack and sling bag alongside a restock of original favorites.
And West is taking Yeezy Gap global — on September 23 and September 26, the Gap Tokyo and Shanghai flagship stores will be reimagined in the Yeezy utilitarian design, marking the first time West’s creations for the retail store will be available in stores internationally, according to a press release.
Despite the star publicly decrying his relationship with the store, a source tells Page Six Style that this will not be the last drop in the collaboration.
While West sent a letter to Gap alleging that the company didn’t release certain styles as promised or open dedicated Yeezy Gap stores as planned, we obtained an internal message to Gap employees indicating the retailer’s intention to see the partnership through to the end.
“While we share a vision of bringing high-quality, trend-forward, utilitarian design to all people through unique omni experiences with Yeezy Gap, how we work together to deliver this vision is not aligned. And we are deciding to wind down the partnership,” President & CEO of Gap Brands Mark Breitbard wrote, in part.
“We look forward to our upcoming Yeezy Gap launches and releases in the pipeline, as planned.”
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