Derya Gulseven was hired by West on a season-by-season basis to source manufacturers in Istanbul for his label’s upcoming collections.
Gulseven claims that she was not paid for finding manufacturers for the YEEZY Season 2 drop and has filed a complaint.
More specifically, Gulseven was never paid out on the agreed seven percent commission, which amounted to $87,000 of a $1.25 million order.
The complaint also includes details about a $2.4 million garment order for the production of YEEZY Season 3, which would have left Gulseven with approximately $170,000 in commission.
And while Gulseven claims that to have received the a payment, she says her rate was cut down to to 4 percent, leaving her with $77,246.
And despite the commission cut, Gulseven continued to work with West Brands for a third time on the YEEZY Season 4 but the claims she was not compensated at all.
In total, Gulseven is seeking $228,000 in unpaid wages and damages.
At this moment there has been no official response from West’s representatives.