Kanye West loves fashion and recently debuted his second capsule line with French denim brand A.P.C. at Paris Fashion Week, but the way he’s talking about his newest collection feels just a bit… different. The normally brazen rapper-turned-messiah-turned-fashion designer admitted that he’s actually “had a very bad education in fashion.” West went on to reveal that he previously learned almost everything he knew from Style.com before debuting his 2011 women’s wear collection—which was poorly received to say the least.
West teamed up with A.P.C. last summer for his first line, showing off his love for basics with mostly jeans and tees. This time around, West decided to do his homework—checking out the styles in high end women’s stores and taking inspiration from YSL, Marcel Proust and grunge-era Marc Jacobs. He also accepted the tutelage of A.P.C founder Jean Touitou and expresses his gratitude with a level of humility we’re not used to from Kanye:
“I feel like I’m starting to be able to express myself… I think it’s a big step for Jean, who is a very respected designer with a minimal approach, to give me the opportunity.”
You can definitely sense the inspiration and guidance of Touitou in the clean lines, fur collars and straight legged denim of West’s collection. While this is a move forward for West, the line still retains that unique Yeezus style that has become so iconic for his brand.
Via Grazia Daily