Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West reportedly defended his decision to launch a fashion line a few days ago in light of negative feedback he received after debuting the line in Paris earlier this month.
According to reports, Yeezy lashed back at critics slamming his DW brand.
Kanye West recently debuted his fashion line in Paris to mixed reviews. This past Saturday night the singer celebrated the line in extreme style with a dazzling after party, and took that time to address critics and haters alike. “This is my first collection. Please be easy. Please give me a chance to grow,” he allegedly shouted at the party. “This is not some celebrity sh*t. I don’t f*ck with celebrities. I f*ck 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.” What did you think of Kanye’s collection? (Billboard)
Celebrity guests invited to view the collection included R&B star Ciara and Lindsey Lohan.
West’s show may be less renowned for its clothing than it will be for its celebrity attendance. Lindsey Lohan, the Olsen Twins, and Ciara were in attendance, as were designers Alexander Wang and Joseph Altuzarra. (Cinema Blend)
Following the show, Ciara shared her input on what went down.
“It was amazing. The clothes, the feeling in the room, the energy backstage — it really feels special,” she said. “It was definitely one of the most talked-about events [of Paris Fashion Week], because it wasn’t going to be your typical show. This doesn’t happen every day, and to see someone like Kanye, who aspires to succeed in fashion, to get so much respect and cross over like this, it was monumental. It was an historic moment.” (MTV)
Despite the highlights, Ye’s showcase was also dismissed by some critics.
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 DW fashion line below: