This hasn’t been a good two weeks for Kanye. He’s acted an ASS at the Grammy’s once again, and now, he’s put out a fashion line that almost nobody likes. Including me. Now normally, I’m a Kanye fan. I’m the first to run to his aide when he’s gotten a little out of control. Personally, I’ve always felt he was a misunderstood musical genius. But today, I surrender. There’s no way I can defend his constant assault on other artists, or his horrible attempt to step into the wonderful world of haute couture.
Last night, at New York Fashion week, Kanye debuted his Adidas collection in front of the likes of Anna Wintour (Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Magazine), Russell Simmons, P. Diddy, Alexander Wang, and more.
Here’s my three cents:
The collection is bad. Real bad. Would never wear it anywhere. Unless of course, I wanted to go dumpster diving one day, or needed a really expensive “New Jack City” Halloween costume. It was crazy looking, and I couldn’t believe that the clothes were actually being displayed at fashion week. And if these items are priced at anything above $10, then it’s just a complete ripoff.
With that being said, I DO give Kanye props for never being afraid to step out of the box. I also enjoyed his very diverse group of models.
Blah. I’ve actually worn better to the gym. But never mind my opinion. Surprisingly, Vogue, in an online review seemed relatively impressed with the sportswear line.
They pointed out fact that Kanye had managed to persuade Adidas to drop their signature three stripe logo from his designs, something that had never before been achieved by their previous collaborators.
‘Hems were raw and frayed, tops billowy, bottoms either skintight to slide into newly unveiled suede stiletto boots or cinched and ready to be tucked into aforementioned Boosts.
‘There were immaculate flak vests and officer sweaters that looked like they’ve actually taken shrapnel, and everything was said to be unisex.
Concluding: ‘On display, in rigid lines of expressionless youth, it was at the very least satisfyingly instigative for a line of sportswear.’
“In terms of the collection itself, things weren’t as revolutionary—or ‘pavement-cracking’—as promised. It was a lineup of oversized jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters, and leggings, interspersed with Vanessa Beecroft-esque nude-colored underwear. A camo parka that Kim Kardashian also wore was a highlight, and we thought the oversized backpack was a clever accessory that’ll probably make it into a healthy stack of editorials.”
‘I want to create something better for you
‘I’m here to crack the pavement and make new ground.
‘There’s a lack of creativity in every field…people are afraid to create. I want people to think awesome is possible.’