Kanye West and Kim Kardashian sat down for an interview with Harper’s Bazaar magazine on music, their greatest talents, nude selfies and fashion. Kanye was surprisingly transparent about some of the challenges he’s been facing with his Yeezy collection. The mega producer and fashion entrepreneur explains why a big fashion house should either work with him or simply put him in charge.
West told Harper’s Bazaar, “It’s so hard to do fittings [for Yeezy] because we want to do things that are inspiring, that people could look at and say, ‘Wow, I like that color palette, I could put that together. And there are so many images of things that it’s almost impossible to have your clothes go up against the amount you’re seeing and carry it into one language.”
Kanye later insisted he has a clear vision that he feels he can bring to a major fashion house.
“That’s why I’m always fighting either to have a house work with us or to head a house,” Kanye said. “It’s a lifestyle I can totally see: the future, modern Versailles, modern Versace, modern Calabasas, paparazzi, celebrity language. I just want to build a collection that’s around me and my wife and my kids.”
‘Ye took a moment to acknowledge that people may doubt his designs and his fashion direction but in pure Yeezy fashion, he argues that his accomplishments speak for themselves.
“I know I wasn’t allowed to go to fashion school; I can’t cut a dress like Galliano, right?” West said. “But I had enough wherewithal to go to that studio on my first collection and bring Kim, Christine Centenera, Ian Connor, Theophilus London, Virgil Abloh… they all came down to Demna Gvasalia’s [Balenciaga’s new designer] studio that night and hung out.”
Kanye ends his argument with numbers.
“What designer on the planet can sell consistently, 40,000 shoes in two minutes?” he questions.
“One minute,” Kim Kardashian corrected.
Read the full interview here.
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