Gosh I don’t think anyone would have thought they’d be writing about the Chicago rapper’s high fashion line when he emerged onto the rap scene in 2004 with College Dropout. Ye has been constantly breaking boundaries between the world of fashion and music since then from his pause-worthy fashion sense, to dating models and constant front row appearances. I was quite apprehensive about him releasing a collection since Pastelle never saw the light of day but he’s suprised me with this Jil Sander-esque collection. Sexy. “The biggest conversation I hope I can end tonight is whole ‘celebrity designer’ thing,” he said once he’d managed to collect himself. “That’s the biggest hurdle when you want to get amazing people to work for you.” Pretty sure he managed to successfully do that with the show, the likes of Jeremy Scott and Alexander Wang applauding the rapper’s debut show with positive comments. Ye didn’t wow us with something whacky or revolutionary – the collection features a lot of sexy dresses, gothic, bondage vibes throughout all the pieces. Plenty of leather jackets and skirts. You can see the streetwear influences with the hooded jacket that’s reminds of BAPE hoodies, don’t you think so too? More on the reverse.
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Surprisingly the model wearing that hoody, I’ve photographed her before haha. Go check our All Saints review. The collection titled DW pays homage to his late mother, Donda West. Most of you fans should have already guessed that. I’ll leave you with all the images I could find over Twitter.
“I had a lot of ideas about colors and shapes I wanted to express,” he said. “I’m really happy where I ended up. The biggest conversation I had was about the whole idea of a celebrity-designer or a rapper-designer,” he said. “That was the biggest hurdle when you are trying to get people to work with you”