Postponed release of Balenciaga collection after Easy Gap Texas school shooting


“In light of the tragedy in Yuvalde, Texas, we are delaying the release of Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga to Friday, May 27,” the company said on its website Wednesday morning. Affected communities.”

An 18-year-old boy was killed by police at an elementary school in Yuvalde, Texas, after he killed 19 children and two adults on the 19th, officials said.

Tuesday’s massacre is the second deadliest school shooting since 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 26 children and adults. According to CNN, there will be at least 30 massacres in K-12 schools in 2022.

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Products from the “Yeezy Gap Engineered By Balenciaga” collection are available on Wednesday morning at Yeezygap.com and Balenciaga’s online partners farfetch.com, mytheresa.com and luisaviaroma.com. The collection combines Kanye West’s creative vision with Balenciaga’s creative director Demna Gvasalia, who has been designing Balenciaga’s ready-to-wear for six years.

gap (GPS) first announced a 10-year contract with Ye for the Yeezy Gap brand in June 2020. Yeezy Gap’s first piece was a $200 jacket that sold out instantly online when it was released last fall. The brand’s subsequent releases, including more jackets and hoodies, were also sold out immediately.

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