Kanye West is a staple at New York Fashion Week, and just like every other year since his loud mouth stepped on the scene, he will be front row come September. Rumor has it though that he’s going to actually be behind the scenes showing his own line. The UK’s Grazia Daily says “excellent sources” tell the magazine he will and that he is getting help from designer Louise Goldin and Central St. Martins professor Louise Wilson.
But wait, before you refresh your feed reader, thinking (like I did)that this is déjà vu…let’s be reminded of Nye’s first fashion attempt, Pastelle…which flopped before it even had an official launch date.
Let’s face it, Kanye has been talking about doing a clothing line for years. It’s like when you take up a weird new hobby like organic gardening or a Twitter account for your dog. It sounds fun and then it dwindles off. Then you go back to it every now and then and think about how you should really get rolling on it again. One celebrity version of that is picking at a fashion design sub-career.
While the daily is naming names this time around, few additional details have emerged in the persistent chatter about West’s fathom clothing line. While his behavior has certainly extended beyond name-dropping designers in lyrics and wearing high-end labels to taking a making a concerted effort to learn the trade via private meetings with A.P.C. head Jean Touitou, nothing official has been announced.
Well if the rumors are true, expect a lot of commotion in the front row. I’d even bet he’d seat Beyonce and Taylor Swift next to one another just for the headline.