Kanye West’s debut womenswear collection showed in Paris this week. Tangentially, Kanye West is not qualified to be a fashion designer. The fashion press is now having a field day, criticizing the fit, the off-season materials, the painful absence of originality and the white-washed casting. The Wall Street Journal‘s Christina Binkley even tweeted Kanye should feel lucky he “has a solid day job.”
Kanye himself wants people to be more understanding because he’s trying, telling WWD: “This is my first collection. Please be easy. Please give me a chance to grow.” Kanye also whined about how he put his heart and soul into this and how he even took out loans to finance the whole production, get the best models, the best materials, etc. Loans, you guys. Loans! Like the things some of you took out to finance your education! Kanye did that for pants and his own vanity.
As for being “easy,” we say: no deal, Kanye.
Although it’s a bit of a shock that someone with an ego like West’s actually doesn’t know how hubris works, it really shouldn’t be. Here’s some thoughts and feelings about this truly misguided career decision he called fashion.
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