The Kanye West Collection Part Deux!

March 6th, 2012 by Hotel Fashionland received 1 Comment »

Some people NEVER learn and Kanye West is definitely one of those people. To give you a sense of Kanye’s confidence in his collection let’s review some drama that went down BEFORE the show.

Earlier in the day, after agreeing to preview his collection with editors, Mr. West abruptly changed his mind. According to the NYT’s Eric Wilson Mr. West was quoted as saying “I don’t know about this, I got treated unfairly by the press last time.

Why would I want to do this?.” Awkward! Mr. Wilson then asked if Kanye would at least like to  explain the ideas behind his collection. Yeezy pondered the proposition for a moment and replied NO! “If they don’t understand it, they don’t understand it.”

Then, in a kindly way, he kicked Mr. Wilson out. LOL Kanye may be right to let his clothes speak for themselves, since they are oh so loud. This show started out O.K., with a series of tough-looking black leather and suede outfits based off of a motorcycle jacket.

And it ended with go-karts spinning around two tracks on either side of the runway, which made Anna Wintour smile. His leather skirts had a stiff half-ruffle pointing out at the hems.

Model of the moment, Karlie Kloss wore a leather jacket that, kind of interestingly, had no back, but then there was again a preponderance of TIRED questionable fur looks, including pants that were broadtail on the front, clingy fabric on the back.  (Above:  Sean “P. Diddy” Combs attends the Kanye West Fall/Winter 2012-2013 ready-to-wear collection show.)

When Joan Smalls closed the show, wearing an adhesive black gauze dress with a strip of alligator running up the front, it seemed as if Mr. West’s approach to making a dress was like a cook wrapping leftover turkey. On another note… Ms. Kardashian was sitting in the front row at Mr. West’s late-night showing at Paris Fashion Week, along with Alicia Keys, Sean Combs, Common and Azealia Banks, so maybe that gives some idea of the target customer he has in mind for a collection that seemed desperately trying to project both an aura of coolness and easy availability…. EPIC FAIL!  

If you’re wondering who really designed this collection rumors about the involvement of college interns, an Australian magazine editor, a top stylist, an English designer and a respected design-school professor have all made the rounds in terms of Gossip but Kanye is not saying a word. Illusions are by their nature sweet…too bad this “collection” is anything BUT!

 Kim Kardashian seen arriving at the ‘Kanye West’ fashion show on March 6, 2012 in Paris, France.

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One Response to “The Kanye West Collection Part Deux!”

  1. Sheri says:

    This looks very Sean John circa early 2K. Not that impressed with this at all.
    I’m going back to the Katy Perry posting.