That is an easy explanation as Ye still owns the Yeezy name. We are talking about the Yeezy name and not any of the designs whatsoever.The fact that they aren't business partners anymore doesn't change that important detail and why he was able to use the Yeezy name in his deal with Gap.That's not an easy explanation because:
1. The 15% was when they were partners. They are no longer partners.
2. They just froze $75 million in profits from the shoes. From his personal Yeezy accounts. Why do you think they did that? No one can give me an explanation.
If Nike fires Tinker Hatfield, he doesn't walk out the door with all his designs and a cut of anything moving forward. He's fired.
They're still going to use the exact same design and price point based on the mockups out here, but they can't use the Yeezy name or else they owe him 15% of each Yeezy branded sneaker sold.