The rumor has been floating around for months about Mr. West launching a ready-to-wear label—wonder no more, it’s going down. Kanye’s indisputably one of the best dressed rappers in the game—never afraid to take risk or rock questionable attire; Yeezy sincerely appreciates the creative freedom fashion has to offer. And we respect that.
You can find the style savvy musical genius sitting front row at whatever designer presentations he can get in to. Most recently Ye attended Givenchy and Azzedine Alaia’s couture shows in Paris. To further confirm his passion for style and design, Kanye allegedly interned at the Gap in New York and expressed an interest in apprenticeships at Louis Vuitton and Fendi as well. What a smarty pants!
Yeezy’s been working alongside knitwear designer, Louise Goldin, on a label that’s slated to debut during New York fashion week, this September. Central Saint Martins, MA fashion course director, Louise Wilson, confirmed that Kanye paid the prestigious London university a visit to recruit interns for his luxury collection.
“I can confirm that Kanye has been to visit me twice at Saint Martins and we have briefly discussed this collaboration,’ Wilson said. ‘His visit was in part to employ interns for his label, and it’s important to mention that he’s supported our fashion school and made an immediate donation to Saint Martins, which perhaps further demonstrates his passion for the industry.’
“I’ve known him for two years now and he’s incredibly knowledgeable about fashion, he’s a global phenomenon and a very interesting person. I think we can expect a well-considered collection, you wouldn’t expect less from a pair of professionals and I warn against dismissing it in haste. There are those who might assume Louise will be doing all the work and Kanye is just the face, I don’t believe this will be the case—he researches thoroughly and is hands on and committed to his work.”
StyleBlazers, what are your thoughts on this one? Firstly, we wonder if he’s designing menswear, womenswear or both. Secondly, can the general public even adapt to Kanye’s over-the-top style? Don’t be shy, speak out. We need to hear from you!
–Metanoya Z. Webb