Saturday, October 1, 2011

Kanye Debuts at PFW

This afternoon, the fashion, music and blogging world was in a frenzy. For months, controversial rapper, Kanye West has been rumored to be starting a clothing line. Fashion Weeks and dates were never confirmed until a few weeks ago. While the lot of us waited tentatively by our computer on the site Now Fashion to post photos live from the show, we had to get our fix from the creme de la creme of the fashion world, who posted photos from their phones on our time lines. After seeing high quality photos of the collection, I can now make an informed decision on what I think about the collection, Dw.

 I'm an avid supporter of Ye'. When I heard about his collection, I was excited, to say the least. I sincerely don't believe this is the type of scenario where a celebrity slaps his name on a collection and sends it out into the world hoping his name alone will give the line merit. Kanye has expressed interest in the fashion industry for some time, now. Working and learning. Not just sitting front row, shaking hands with designers and wearing dope clothes (he's done all of that, as well). But as an artist, whether it's music or clothing, I think you can recognize passion in another artist. I've never been aware of Kanye treating fashion as a fickle hobby. I truly believe his ambition is genuine. The fact that I believe that is one reason why I love the collection.

The collection was really good, in my opinion. Kanye delivered drama, elegance, and just plain badass ready-to-wear clothing. These are all things I happen to love. There were a few issues with tailoring (this was used to bash Kanye, but what else is new), but it wasn't that terrible. The cuts and the silhouettes were trendy, yet true to the cool aesthetic Kanye relayed to the audience. The shoes, which he collaborated on with Giuseppe Zonatti, were a favorite among the people I follow on Twitter, and I must say, they were pretty damn sexy. I don't know any woman who wouldn't want that shoe.

I don't believe the excitement surrounding the collection was purely hyperbole. It was a good show, with good clothing, and an honest effort behind it. I think it's just what the industry needs right now. A new designer with a fresh take on style and what women want. While Dior is scrambling to decide who will take over the house (and while we are scrambling to keep up with them), there is something great happening that the industry will need to keep up with and pay attention to. Kanye isn't just a nigga in Paris, attending shows and being photographed. He's making a difference in the realm of fashion, and whether one likes it or not, it's big and it can't be ignored.

Love, Ayanna 

photo credits to Now Fashion and Tumblr blogs


  1. WOW, great post!
    xoxo, Chantel

  2. I really like the collection! I say thumbs up!

  3. I thoroughly enjoyed Kayne's collection :)


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