KANYE WEST’S FASHION LINE DEBUT (Dw S/S 2012)

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Kanye West debuted his highly anticipated Womenswear Ready -to -Wear collection in Paris to very mixed reviews (hey he’s a rapper so the criticism is definitely going to be tough) and a very well attended high fashion event as only Kanye could have pulled off.  In the front row were the likes of Ciara, The Olsen Twins, Lindsey Lohan, Anna Wintour, Jeremy Scott, Alexander Wang and many more. Models such as Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Karlie Kloss hit the runway in the new ‘Dw’ collection, named after his late mother Donde West who passed in 2007.

He apparently bounced his creative ideas off some British designers (Louise Goldin and Katie Eary) – which isn’t surprising as he has atelier based in London.

Kanye West reportedly used the sounds of Waka Flocka Flame as the models walked down the runway in a mixture of fur, leather(lots of it), heavy use of zips, sequins, beads, bondage, plunged neckline style dresses – some critics pointed out the influence of Givenchy and Balmain in this collection.

Some critics slated the rapper’s efforts as ‘not a very good attempt’, some dismissed his use of fur for Spring wear, some said ‘his new career move is a work in progress’.

Ciara on the other hand said “He did a great job. I walked away from this show feeling like I would love to wear this line. There is so much in it that’s right up my alley.” (Source: CBSNews)

Vogue.com calls it a wardrobe for a super-groupie.

Enjoy the pics!!! What do you think? Hit or he should stick to his day job?

Kanye West's Fashion Debut

Kanye West's Fashion Debut

Dw S/S 2012: Fur and Sequins.

Kanye West's Fashion Debut

Dw s/s 2012: Extremely plunged neckline and a new take on LBD. Notice the ZIP placement on the dress on the right.

Kanye West's Fashion Debut

Dw s/s 2012: A new take on the bandage dress - Zips in the most interesting parts of the female form.

Kanye West's Fashion Debut

Dw s/s 2012: This dress needs no caption. The image says it all. Vogue.com called this high quality, painfully expensive, 21st Century sex bomb kit.
Dw s/s 2012: Zip placement on the hip bones. Go figure!

Kanye West's Fashion Debut

Kanye West's Fashion Debut

Kanye West's Fashion Debut

Dw s/s 2012: Crocodile skin cropped leather jacket and heavily beaded cropped top.

Kanye West's Fashion Debut

Kanye West's Fashion Debut

The man of the hour - Mr West

Sources: Style.com, Vogue.com and CBS News. 

Mayreejay

Mayreejay

Maryanne Alabi, popularly known as Mayreejay is a wardrobe consultant, CEO of her self named company "Maryanne Alabi". Deputy editor for Bloke mag, contributing Fashion editor for Y!Mag. Fierce lover of and everything Glamorous!! Follow me on twitter @mayreejay for fab fashion updates.

4 comments

  1. I think Kanye West def did an amazing job ! The line is creative! I love it i would absolutely wear his clothes !! Great job

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