Kanye West wants to be a fashion designer. Hold your eye roll… He’s been working hard on his line which finally debuted last week at Paris Fashion Week. He’s trying to go the road of a serious fashion label, not just a raper with a clothing line. Celebrities turned designers are rarely successful. The holy trinity of success being Gwen Stafani’s LAMB, Victoria Beckham, and The Row by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. Kanye isn’t that good yet, but the cloths were decent. Nothing exceptionally great… but not bad for a first try. The 23 looks were a mish-mosh of black, white, and beig, most mixed with fur. From the pictures it reminded me of a season finale on Project Runway, the idea of luxury but there’s still something missing. All of the reviews I’ve read mentioned a problem with fit. Look at the black pants on the left. They look too long and the leg opening is a wierd boot cut. Over all I’d give it a B. The big test will be in 6 months when he has to put out another collection. Will be grow and learn or sink and suffer? For the record, I like Kanye West’s music a lot. Most people think he’s an asshole, but at least he has talent to back up his bullshit.
Above: Victoria Beckham, LAMB, The Row
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