Kanye West debuted his fashion line during Paris Fashion Week, October 1st 2011. The result was a cutting edge, cool and luxury collection that you would expect from the incomparable hip-hop visionary.
Named Dw, after his mother Donda West who passed away in 2007, the line offered up a collection of neutrally shaded tough girl chic ensembles, heavy on the layering and texture.
Kanye achieved his desired look with the help of respected British designers Louise Goldin and Katie Eary. The specially designed shoes for the collection were from the mind of Giuseppe Zanotti. The collection was allegedly inspired by Christine Centenera, and editor at Harper's Bazaar Australia.
Held in a Lycee Henri IV, a Paris middle school, a genuine mixture of fashion and celeb royalty were in attendance front and center. A listers included Ciara, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Lindsay Lohan, Mr. Hudson, Sky Ferreira, Carine Roitfeld, Anna Wintour, Jared Leto, and Terry Richardson to name a few. Designers to adorn the Dw presentation included Joseph Altuzarra, Dean and Dan Caton of Dsquared, Alexander Wang and Jeremy Scott. Model Chanel Iman closed the show with Anja Bubik, Karli Kloss and Jourdan Dunn also walked out.
Now I like Kanye. His music is very passionate and at times controversial. But Kanye's line not sure if I like it or not. It is wearable, and I can see it in everyday life, but I'm on the fence. Let me grace you with some more of his collection and you be the judge.