KW by Kanye West: Fab or Flop?
KW by Kanye West (Getty)
Kanye West (Getty)
Kanye West's clothing line was arguably the most anticipated collection of the season. Kanye's love (obsession) with the fashion industry is no kept secret, for months rumors had been circulating over the rapper's entry into high-end fashion.
At last the KW collection was launched in Paris to a fashion savvy audience of celebrities and critics alike, from Anna dello Russo and Carine Roitfeld to Lindsay Lohan and the Olsen twins. There's no question, Kanye knows how to make a grand spectacle. This leads us to the good side of the KW show: the presentation was undeniably immaculate, as to be expected from the musical mastermind. The clothes, however, were lacking the same brilliance. "Heavy might be the operative word," Style.com's Tim Blanks reported, siting the collection as "a baby Balmain vision of womenswear." Those were the kinder of reports on the line.
In her review titled Good Thing Kanye West Has a Day Job, Christina Brinkley of the Wall Street Journal referenced Lindsay Lohan's notoriously disastrous collaboration with Emanuel Ungaro, "Remember Lindsay Lohan’s design turn at Ungaro, with the pink pasties? She entered the runway with tears running down her cheeks, and was released from the job not long after. Mr. West didn’t receive the standing ovation he seemed to be expecting when he took a bow from the runway." The journalist went on to describe the KW collection (rife with furry backpacks, vulgarly plunging necklines and sloppy bandage dresses) as "Herve Leger meets Donald Trump."
Kanye, however, is not the type to be easily discouraged. We have a feeling he's now prepping for Paris, Fall 2012.
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