Listen to what Kanye had to say after the jump!
So last week i mentioned that Kanye debuted his DW women’s high fashion clothing line during Spring Paris Fashion Week. Well the critics did not agree with Mr West that the clothes were high fashion and worthy enough to feature on the runway during Paris fashion week. in fact they had this to say:
“Heavy might be the operative word,” Style.com’s Tim Blanks reported, citing the collection as “a baby Balmain vision of womenswear.“
“Good Thing Kanye West Has a Day Job, 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 collection was rife with furry backpacks, vulgarly plunging necklines and sloppy bandage dresses, and looked more like Herve Leger meets Donald Trump.” Christina Brinkley of the Wall Street Journal
Well before Kanye heard these comments he knew people wouldn’t give his line a chance and he had this to say after he debuted the line of clothing:
“I’m feeling good.[...]Thank you for anybody that didn’t believe, because they motivated us to break our boundaries. We don’t know what the reviews will be, we don’t know what they will say, but I got a chance to go to Italy and feel those fabrics. I begged Louis Vuitton to let me do more shoes after my shoes sold out in two weeks, and they did not. I begged Nike, I begged this company to let me do it. And I took out motherf—ing loans to get the best models, to get the best designers, to get the best venue. I gave you everything that I had.
“This is my first collection. Please be easy. Please give me a chance to grow. This is not some celebrity s—. I don’t f— with celebrities. I f— with the creatives in this room, the amazing people who spend every day of their life trying to make the world a more beautiful place.
“The amount of people that tried to get me a celebrity f—ing deal. They said, ‘You need to do boot-cut jeans, or you won’t sell.’ Shut the f— up ! Or Hedi Slimane in the motherf—ing Mercer, sitting with me, saying, ‘Stop giving them your ideas, Kanye. Do your own thing.’ Hedi Slimane! To feel so frustrated. And I thank anybody who came to this party, everybody who supported, everybody who believed, because people thought it was a joke, and maybe people still do, but I can only grow from this point.”
Sources: Roc4Life WWD