Saturday, October 1, 2011

Kanye West's Dw Collection

Soooo if I didn't do a review on any other Spring '12 Fashion Week collection, I knew I HAD to do one on Kanye's. I've been anxious & excited to see what the rapper-turned-designer had in store for us, especially after hearing rumors stating that his show would include Maybachs and a collab with Giuseppe Zanotti. He veered away from the typical urban menswear that the world might've expected him to produce and came up with a super chic & sexy womenswear line entitled Dw. Dw is a tribute to his late mother, Donda West, who passed back in '07. 
Before heading to Paris, 'Ye reportedly dropped nearly $22,000 on fabric and zippers at a store in London. I honestly feel like Kanye is one of the few artists that could transfer over to the fashion design realm successfully for the long-term because he clearly has deeper understanding of art in general. He & Gwen Stefani [of whom I'm also a fan when it comes to fashion design] are the only two musical artists I can think of that have that special talent. Thank-you, Kanye, for stepping out of the mold [Roca Wear/Sean John/Apple Bottoms/etc.] and proving that rappers can give us more than basic street wear!


A little snippet of the final walk, courtesy of

They each have on a gold nameplate chains that say "Yeezi"....interesting. A bit Fall-ish on a lot of pieces [this collection is supposed to be for next Spring], but I overall liked the line. To have his premiere collection shown at Paris Fashion Week.....that's huge! I feel like he put Chanel Iman in a couple of the best looks on purpose, too!

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