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Kanye Writes Twitter Novel On Fashion Etc

05 January 2012, 15.10 | Posted in Fashion, Music, celebrity | No comments »

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Well, something good came of the false story of Kanye starting a Dw Twitter. Besides revealing that his label is called Kanye West, not Dw, he started Tweeting big time and what followed was sort of a train of thoughts on fashion and his views on life and people and planned projects. For now, here’s what he said about fashion, which, yea, I stole from Eletrostaticluv….again. So when you steal this from us, credit him ; )

…They [say] you only live once but every time I come to work I feel like I’m starting a second life.

You guys might think I have some type of backing for my line but I don’t. I did the first fashion show out of my own pocket and used the money I made touring to follow my passion. I’ve been working at this for 8 years now, from the first offers to do urban clothing lines that I turned down to begging Bape to do my line and never making any real headway to having an office in LA that was shut down after the “MTV” moment along with my tour with GAGA.

I moved to Japan for one month after that and designed every night in my room. I had this opportunity to intern at Fendi and was also offered a position at Versace wich I could not take due to my contract with LV, which was for 2 years. I moved to Rome after I left Japan and worked at Fendi for 4 months under cover. I was there to give ideas for the men’s collection. I snuck to [the] Giuseppe Zanotti Factory still under contract and learned to design women’s shoes for 2 years before my first show in Paris. After doing the first LV collection, I was sure I would get a second shot to create but was never given the opportunity. I designed a sneaker called the YEEZY with Nike. I’m “allowed” to design 1 pair of sneakers every 2 years. I have more ideas…

Early 2011, I moved to Paris and opened a small design studio. The language barrier was quite difficult. I still don’t have a Paris VAT number to this day. I don’t know what a VAT [is], but every time I asked why we didn’t have fabrics, they said it was because of the VAT. In Paris, I met many great people in design including the master Azzedine Alaia. Azzedine even came by my studio one day. : ))) This was the greatest feeling to stand in his presence in my embarrassingly small Paris studio in a courtyard opposite Collate.

I remember being 5 years old… and my mother taking me with her shopping at the discount fur spots. She said I would always point to the most expensive furs even as a child. LOL. [There]’s something about making clothing that always brings me back to that point. For the first 16 or 17 years of my life the only thing I knew about… woman’s clothing was what my Mom would wear. I guess some critics would joke that I still don’t know anything. LOL. My Mom would wear blue jeans with a fur and an embellished “Cosby Show” sweater : ) to pick me up from school. The teachers said I couldn’t focus… I used to get kicked out of class for bringing dirty mags and drawing Nikeys in 4th grade.

Being a celebrity has afforded me many opportunities but has also boxed me in creatively. I was just discussing becoming the creative director for The Jetsons movie and someone on the call yelled out, “You should do a Jetsons tour!” This just happened a few hours ago. I was very insulted of course becuase for anyone that’s seen the Watch the Throne Tour or Coachella or Glow in the Dark or Runaway, you know I have real ideas. I appreciate having the most nominations at the Grammies but I feel so conflicted by the fact that award shows sometimes are completely illogical. Good logic tells me, ‘Smile Kanye. The world likes you again… Red or blue pill? … aaaaand Swallow.’ Lol. I wouldn’t have the prestige I have if it wasn’t partially for the Grammies validation and I honor that.

….hmmmmm what to wear… here I go again… Yeezy the trend setter or complete fucking fashion victim … the verdict is still out.

This is just a train of thought, but [I] figure it’s better to read than trained thoughts.”

Luv you, Kanye.

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Kanye Dw Collection Brings Out The High School In Fashion Community

06 October 2011, 18.45 | Posted in Music, New Designer, Runway Show, celebrity | 2 comments »

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It’s been quite the popcorn-muncher post Kanye West’s Dw runway show, held during Paris Fashion Week over this past weekend. Besides mixed reviews, which seemed to be most focused on ill-fitting clothes (which, btw, happens all the time on runways–even with designers with years of experience but is rarely pointed out in reviews) and him cursing during the toast at his own (private) party, the ripples kept coming from his debut show four days later.

First there was Anna Dello Russo (above) wearing head-to-toe Dw to the Alexander McQueen show, then Susie Bubble weighing in and relating back to her own experiences as an outsider (”Walking into a show and having eyes stare at you wondering why you’re even there is something that I’m well used to and on a universally larger scale, before even having put a stitch out, the jury was already out on West’s collection judging by the numerous malicious comments.”), followed by Anna Wintour saying “Ask someone else,” when interviewed about the show and our most favorite yet in terms of high school levels of entertainment value, a NY Times columnist dressing down West for sitting one of the Olsen sisters too near to Lindsay Lohan ’cause the Olsens have somehow paid their dues in fashion while Lindsay almost caused the collapse of Ungaro. Too funny or rather, #seriously?

Our opinion remains the same–some of it was good and let’s wait and see what happens and if he has it in him to go long haul. That being said–goodness this man has the power to make people chatter! He’s known for it in the music world and he’s carried that quality over to fashion and at the very least we’re all certainly more entertained for it.

Video: Kanye West Dw Spring 2012

03 October 2011, 02.37 | Posted in Music, Runway Show, celebrity | 1 comment »

Now a video look at the Dw runway…..sounds like ’90s hiphop was part of the music played during the show. The other thing that stands out (besides all the celebs) is how hot the room must have been. Check how everyone is fanning themselves! Via Fashionbombdaily.

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Kanye West Dw Complete Collection Spring 2012

03 October 2011, 02.06 | Posted in Music, Runway Show, Shoes, celebrity, sandals | 3 comments »

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We already posted the first looks, now the complete Dw collection, shown during Paris Fashion Week over the weekend. The white shoes by Guissepe Zanotti were fierce and maybe the best we’ve seen on all the collective runways thus far. For Dw, there were items that were compelling and we love that he didn’t blow off his street roots but rather gave discrete nods with the “Yeezy” necklaces and giant, fur backpacks.

But as for any sort of real review, don’t think it matters. Kanye is a cultural force far huger than the world that constitutes fashion critics, and really it’s on him as to whether Dw is ever taken seriously. Changing lanes and having crossover success is very challenging and let’s see if he even has the attention span or time to do something that has him go down in the fashion world as a great with the monster status that comes with longevity (if that’s what he’s even shooting for) versus a one-hit wonder.

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First Look: Kanye West Dw Spring/Summer 2012

01 October 2011, 22.59 | Posted in Fashion, Fashion Week | 4 comments »

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Mtv Style gives us a close up of some pieces of Kanye’s show that we see as directional and cool, the backpack fur hints of our beloved Helmut Lang and something about the woman he portrays reminds us of Carine Roitfeld. The shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti are love. Cathy Horyn already had this to say, we say meow (!):

Next season Kanye should get a tailor so clothes might fit. Models swimming in some looks. Kills the hot look, no?-CathyHoryn Twitter.

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Kanye West Dw Paris Fashion Week Show Invite

30 September 2011, 16.38 | Posted in Runway Show, celebrity | 3 comments »

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The Kanye West invites to his very first runway show have gone public. October 1st is date of the big event. Folks are guessing that the collection, called Dw,  is named for his dear momma, Donda West. Can’t help but wonder why he chose Paris Fashion Week to debut his line. Months ago I would have guessed London would be the spot, as he has expressed an affinity for that city in his music.

Was it convenience, timing? Then again, Paris has an established history of providing a place of refuge to black American artists. Perhaps because of this West concluded it would be less of an inferno from a press-hype perspective.  Whatever the reason, I’m excited and I will not lie–I’m rooting for a show that’s as controversial, amazing and awesome as West is. Can’t wait!