Is Kanye’s Style Gosha Rubchinskiy Inspired?

By P. on
February 25, 2016
Is Kanye’s Style Gosha Rubchinskiy Inspired?
  1. Intro
  2. Sweatpants Tucked Into Socks
  3. Vans
  4. Sweatshirt & Pants Combo

Kanye West consistently switches up his styling flow with each album: College Dropout – Ralph Lauren Polos & LV Backpacks, Graduation – Bape & Pastelle, MBDTF – suits on suits on suits, WTT – Givenchy overload, and Yeezus – leather jackets & chelsea boots, but what about the Life of Pablo? We’ve certainly seen Kanye in new pieces, and rocked differently, but could the impetus for these decisions be the styling of Russian designer Gosha Rubchinskiy?

 

Gosha Rubchinskiy, much like Raf Simons, has a fascination with youth culture, specifically that of his native Russia. Gosha has presented a narrative built upon the rebellious attitudes of the stifled Russian youth. Certain styling quirks are staples of Gosha, and we’ve seen Kanye indulge in these.

 

Sweatpants Tucked Into Socks

This one is screamingly Gosha – just look above! Gosha publicity shots, and runway shows, are littered with this styling staple. Kanye also rocked this fashion style recently, particularly during his frequent airport trips – even going so far as to do it in Gosha Rubchinskiy sweatpants!

  • Gosha Rubchinskiy Promo Photo
  • Gosha Rubchinskiy Promo Photo
  • Gosha Rubchinskiy Runway Show
  • Kanye West
  • Kanye West
  • Kanye West
  • Kanye West
  • Kanye West
  • Kanye West
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Vans

Kanye has taken a strong liking to Vans recently. He has worn them in the past, but this current decision to go all in on them, specifically name dropping them alongside his own kicks in the song No More Parties in LA, seems curious. Gosha Rubchinskiy has collaborated on numerous iterations of Vans, and are a staple footwear choice for the brand in promotional and runway endeavors.

  • Gosha Rubchinskiy x Vans Collaboration
  • Gosha Rubchinskiy x Vans Collaboration
  • Gosha Rubchinskiy x Vans Collaboration
  • Gosha Rubchinskiy x Vans Collaboration
  • Kanye West
  • Kanye West
  • Kanye West
  • Kanye West
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Sweatshirt & Pants Combo

This choice is something Kanye has been doing frequently: a sweatshirt, sweatpants, paired with a jacket of some variety, with the already mentioned “socks tucked into the sweatpants.” This look certainly appears on Kanye, but with his slight hip-hop twist. So what do you think: did Kanye find inspiration in the styling of Gosha Rubchinskiy?

  • Gosha Rubchinskiy
  • Gosha Rubchinskiy
  • Gosha Rubchinskiy
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