Kanye shows off clothing line

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February 17, 2017
Kanye West (left) and Kim Kardashian West.

NEW YORK (AP):

Kanye West the rapper did something unusual as Kanye West the fashion designer.

He wasted little time Wednesday in unveiling his Yeezy Season 5 collection, including new bulky, thick-soled Boost runners, as he projected models on to a huge four-sided screen in a dark, boxy space, then sent out some to walk the regular way.

And then it was over, in 13 short minutes.

Some fashion elite had put him on notice that they would walk out if he was hours behind schedule as in the past.

Accompanied by wife Kim Kardashian West who was dressed in a wine-red coat, top and pants the show was pitch-black at the start, with views of the unusually small crowd obstructed by his giant video projection 'box' at the centre.

His on-screen models spun slowly all the way around and were followed by a regular floor finale in front at the end.

West has been staying largely off the radar since his hospitalisation for exhaustion and the abrupt end to his Life of Pablo tour.