Ahead of his anticipated Yeezy Season 4 presentation during New York Fashion Week, Kanye West sat down with Vogue to discuss his upcoming collection and his controversial "multiracial" model casting call.
As for what we can expect for Yeezy Season 4, Kanye says he wants to continue his military-inspired collections, adding more army surplus pieces in his signature neutral color palette.
"I want to make pieces that can be timeless,” he said. “Pieces that you can pick up out of a vintage store in 20 years and say, 'Wow, I’m happy I have this.'"
Kanye also shared his thoughts about his recent model casting call. Days before his Yeezy Season 4 fashion show, he had shared details for a casting call that was looking for "multiracial" women in New York City. The use of the term "multiracial" angered some, who believed it was a way to leave out black women. But Kanye says that was not the case.
"The ten thousand people that showed up didn’t have a problem with it," he told Vogue. He explained that the concept came out of a conversation with his longtime collaborator Vanessa Beecroft, and that it was not meant to exclude black women. "How do you word the idea that you want all variations of black?" he said. "How do you word that exactly?"
To read the entire interview head over to Vogue.