Have a first look at YEEZY Gap Engineered by Balenciaga capsule. Taking a page from the YEEZY Gap Perfect hoodie ($90), the all cotton collection features a hoodie plus two oversized-sized t-shirts in two lengths plus a pair of sweatpants, all of which are offered in washed out shades of red, charcoal, grey and white. Items are branded on the front with either the YZY Gap logo, an oversized GAP logo. All of the tops featured a graphic of a dove in flight on the back.
The effort was first announced in January with a press release that read. “Ye pioneers a new creative exploration within the Yeezy Gap universe, Yeezy Gap engineered by Balenciaga. The first of its kind launch sees Ye’s peerless vision bring together the most influential designer of his generation, Demna, with iconic American brand, Gap.”
Reveal of the collection follows news of the upcoming release of Ye‘s Donda 2 album, which will be launched exclusively through use of a device called Stem Player priced at $200. The Stem Player was developed by Ye’s YEEZY Tech platform in collaboration with Kano, a British electronics company. It features a headphone jack, a USB-C port, volume buttons, a haptic engine, 8GB of storage and Bluetooth support. And while you can upload music to the Stem Player, you can’t download it.
As is typical with also things Ye, there is currently no advance timing or pricing for the YEEZY Gap Engineered by Balenciaga collection. Currently there is a countdown clock on yeezygap.com that ends at 10:00 AM EST on February 22, 2022. However, it should be noted the clock originally was slated to end at 9:00 AM EST.