News: Kanye West Reveals Global Escapes, "I Moved To Rome After I Left Japan & Worked At Fendi For 4 Months Under Cover"
Thursday, Jan 5, 2012 6:00PM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West went on a Twitter tirade late Wednesday (January 4) night and revealed his various escapades including moves to Japan and Italy.
Describing his clothing hustle, Ye detailed just how passionate he is with fashion.
"I love being back at my fashion office learning and creating. It's so challenging and fun and I'm surrounded by amazing people.," he tweeted January 4th.
"You guys might think I have some type of backing for my line but I don't."
"I did the first fashion show out of my own pocket and used the money I made touring to follow my passion."
"I've been working at this for 8 years now ...from the first offers to do urban clothing lines that I turned down..."
"To begging Bape to do my line and never making any real headway..." (Kanye West's Twitter)
Ye also said he began moving throughout the country and world after his Los Angeles office was closed down following his 2009 MTV Video Music Awards incident with country star Taylor Swift.
"To having an office in LA that was shut down after the "MTV" moment along with my tour with GAGA," he tweeted.
"I moved to Japan for one month after that and designed every night in my room... I had this opportunity to intern at Fendi and was also.."
"...offered a position to at Versace wich I could not take due to my contract with LV which was for 2 years..."
"I moved to Rome after I left Japan and worked at Fendi for 4 months under cover ... I was there to give ideas for the men's collection"
"I snuck to Giuseppe Zanotti Factory still under contract and learned to design woman's shoes for 2 years before my first show in Paris"
"After doing the first LV collection I was sure I would get a second shot to create but was never given the opportunity"
"I designed a sneaker called the YEEZY with Nike. I'm "allowed" to design 1 pair of sneakers every 2 years. I have more ideas..."
"Early 2011 ... I moved to Paris and opened a small design studio... the language barrier was quite difficult..."
"I still don't have a Paris VAT number to this day... I don't know what a VAT but every time I asked why we didn't have fabrics they said... it was because of the VAT"
"In Paris I met many great people in design including the master Azzedine Alaia... Azzedine even came by my studio one day : )))" (Kanye West's Twitter)
Last week, reports developed suggesting West moved to London to work on his clothing line.
Earlier in the year, Kanye West made his fashion debut at Paris Fashion Week, showcasing his first collection of womenswear. Unfortunately the collection was met with mixed reactions, with many believing that he should stick to his day job, while others believe that he could grow into a credible designer. But it seems that West is still keen on the idea of being a fashion designer and will not stop pursuing one of his many dreams. British newspapers have now reported that Kanye West could be set to move to the UK in order to keep his fashion career afloat. (Style Clone)
Over the fall, West debuted his fashion line at Paris Fashion Week.
West's opening look--and remember this collection is for spring--was a black leather skirt and jacket. It was soon followed by his single best decision: sexy silver python jeans paired with a delicate gray sleeveless top. The mistakes began to mount: A black leather dress that unzipped at the waist displayed only a passing familiarity with the curves of a woman's body. Necklines plunged so deep--to the waist, in fact--that a woman would have to keep double-sided tape handy to avoid indecency charges. And there were fur coats, fur trims, and even a giant white fur backpack. Did I mention that this was a spring collection? (The Daily Beast)
Check out Kanye West's fashion line below: