We’ve now added Ibn Jasper to the growing list of celebrities wearing the Verace by January J collection sunglasses ($325). Today via twitter he mentioned that his whole crew bought them and called them the Versace x G.O.O.D Music shades. He was spotted rocking them out in Paris as he joined some of the G.O.O.D Music family and friends who made the trip for Fashion week to support Kanye West’s debut womenswear collection (Oct. 1). Check out pics below of Kdia, Don C, Ibn Jasper, Virgil Abloh, Samantha from Fruition LV, and Theophilus London as they run the streets of Paris. It l ]ooks like they’re having plenty of fun See pics below
As anticipation of Kanye West’s clothing line grows, more details have began surfacing from an insider source. The word is Kanye is working with several big players in the fashion industry such as British designers Katie Eary (more info here), Louise Goldin and Dean Quinn. And it’s being pieced together in London by graduates from the world renowned Central Saint Martins fashion college. The womenswear collection was characterized as Samurai themed high-end sportswear with baseball, biker and hoodie silhouettes among the many influences. Mr. West was described as very hands on, and said to have spent tons of money on new pieces from Balenciaga and Azzedine Alaia for inspiration.
One of the most interesting bits of detail claimed that the debut collection was actually supposed to be unveiled during New York Fashion Week, and risked not being ready in time for the Paris show because it was difficult making progress, as Kanye changed his mind frequently and there were too many opinions stifling decision making. The source went on to say that the collection “will be extraordinarily expensive” and “some of it is virtually unproduceable.”
October 1st during Paris Fashion Week has been slated as the date Kanye will make his big reveal. Do you think Yeezy has what it takes to make a significant mark on the high-end fashion world? Check out more pics of Kanye at London Fashion Week below.
Kanye West who was a no show during NY Fashion week was spotted front row alongside his creative advisor Virgil Abloh at the Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2012 show at London Fashion Week. Kanye rocked a white T by Alexander Wang (seen below in a sand color $82), destroyed denim jeans, and Air Jordan retro 1 sneakers. Virgil Abloh wore a Just Don Tampa Bay Buccaneers snakeskin cap, a Givenchy Fall 2011 Rottweiler sweater, destroyed denim jeans, and brown suede Balenciaga sneakers ($545). Check out pics below
Chicagomag.com was privileged enough to catch up with Kanye West’s full time creative/art advisor Virgil Abloh for an exclusive interview. For the last seven years Mr. Abloh has played a key role in building the Kanye West brand as his input is required on everything from live shows to the designing of limited-edition sneakers. In the behind the scenes video the Chicago native takes us shopping to the lifestyle boutique RSVP Gallery (which he owns along with Marc Moran and Don C) as well as the men’s boutique Apartment Number 9 where he picks out several standout pieces and discusses men’s trends and fall fashion inspirations. Check out pics and behind the scenes video below
Kanye West is doing his best James Bond impression while out in France for the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Earlier in the week we featured him being chauffered in a Maybach Landaulet convertible sedan accompanied by two beautiful women. And if that wasn’t enough, yesterday he arrived to an event behind the wheel of a Mercedes Benz McLaren SLR Stirling Moss (about $1,050,000). Styled in a tuxedo, Kanye was joined by his good friend Virgil Abloh in black Lanvin sunglasses sitting in the passenger side. “Mr. West is in the building. Swagger on a hundred, thousand, trillion” (West). See pics below and for more info on the McLaren SLR Stirling Moss click here