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Posts tagged ‘Kanye West’

Giuseppe Zanotti for Kanye West At Colette

29 February 2012, 18.35 | Posted in Designer Collaboration, Shoes, sandals | 5 comments »

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The shoes as designed by Giuseppe Zanotti for Kanye West’s Spring 2012 runway presentation are now available for purchase at Colette. Loved them then, still love them now. Spotted at Refinery.

‘Niggas In Paris’ Vs. ‘Poorest’

28 February 2012, 14.50 | Posted in Music, celebrity | No comments »

We posted Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def’s “Niggas in Poorest” last week, seeing it as constructive criticism of Jay Z and Kanye West’s “Niggas in Paris.” Since then, there’s been a lot of chatter about it being a dis. Producer and longtime engineer for Jay-Z, Young Guru, thoughtfully explains in the video above, there is room in the world for both perspectives to exist without leading to antipathy between the artists. Via Hypetrak.

Kanye West Ft. In Vogue March + Spotted In TopShop

17 February 2012, 18.51 | Posted in Designer Collaboration, celebrity | No comments »

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Another item to drive the #kanyemakesmeangry folks nuts, he’s featured in an editorial with “it” designer Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy in Vogue’s March issue. In other fashion news, he was spotted in the TopShop offices this morning so perhaps a collabo is in the queue? The talk has been swirling on that one for a minute but his presence in corporate firms up the rumor a bit. And then of course there’s his next collection to be shown during Paris Fashion Week on March 6th.

See another page from the editorial and the Twit pic of Kanye in TopShop on the next page.

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Kanye West Confirms Second Paris Runway Show

08 February 2012, 15.53 | Posted in Runway Show, celebrity | 3 comments »

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A rep for Kanye West has confirmed to WWD he will show again during Paris Fashion Week on March 6t at 9:30pm. Reviews for his first show were mixed (and in some cases a bit over the top in their zealous meanness), but this is what happens when a celebrity attempts to do things for which s/he is not known. We like creativity combined with fearlessness so naturally we are fans of Kanye, making us team #rooting4dw to make it in the fashion world.

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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V Mag Music Editorial Ft Kanye Shoes & Fashion

21 December 2011, 22.59 | Posted in Designer news, Magazines, celebrity | 1 comment »

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In an issue dedicated to celebrating the intersection of music and fashion, V magazine’s editorial “The Queen Of Hip Hop” includes a top, skirt and shoes by none other than Kanye West. Looks fab, still adoring the shoes.

Other designers shown in this super fun shoot include Patricia Field, Prada, Reed Krakoff, Billionaire Boys Club, Versace, Manolo Blahnik, Calvin Klein and House of Dereon. Via Thecut via Models.

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Video: Kid Sister Ft. Danny Brown ‘Gucci Rag Top’

16 November 2011, 15.14 | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 comment »

Chicago-based Kid Sister has launched the second video, “Gucci Rag Top,” from her four-song EP, Kiss & Tell, which goes on sale on November 29th on itunes. Featuring slick work from both Ms. Sister and Detroit’s Danny Brown, video director, Alex 2Tone, cleverly uses a a scrolling Tumblr called Gucci Rag Top as a backdrop, which if it exists in reality I’m not finding it.

Also check out Kid Sister with her hair now cropped, flashing her latest of set of long nails. Far from a newcomer to the artform of done nails, rather she was a pioneer of the current wave, throwing down the guantlet in a video called ”Pro Nails” ft. Kanye West back in 2008. See it on the next page.

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Victoria’s Secret Runway Performers: Nicki, Jay, Kanye, Adam

10 November 2011, 15.09 | Posted in Models, Music, Runway Show, celebrity, lingerie | No comments »

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Victoria’s Secret runway show took place last night and the list of entertainers who performed was impressive: Nicki Minaj (above), Kanye West (who is obvs LIVING in those black leather pants–lol such a dude thing to do, he probably has 20 pairs), Adam Levine and the king himself, Jay Z.  See the fellas on the next page.

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Kanye In Leather Pants + Nike Air Yeezy + Apple

02 November 2011, 16.32 | Posted in Sneakers, celebrity | 2 comments »

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Kanye rocks relaxed-fit leather jeans to perfection, pairing them with a vee-neck charcoal sweater and his soon-to-be-launched Nike Air Yeezy kicks, which a sneaker buyer  tells us will launch on Black Friday. This is a look that any female could wear, too, and yet it still works for a guy like Kanye who has a feel for style plus loads of confidence. Nice Apple laptop Kanye is toting, too……can’t help but wondering what juicy files are to found therein!

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.