It looks like the face of the fashion industry is changing yet again. Kanye West‘s debut collection premiered earlier this evening following Jean Paul Gaultier and the reviews thus far are looking great for the 34-year old rapper-turned-designer. Undoubtedly one of the most anticipated events, not just of Paris Fashion Week, but of the season, Kanye’s Dw collection (presumably named after his mother, Donda West) shows that he’s got everything it takes to be taken seriously in the world of fashion. Actually, I’d say he has more than [just what it takes]… In my opinion, the collection rivals those of other designers that have been in the game much longer. Kanye worked with designer Louise Goldin to create a strong and sensual line catered toward that very particular type of female known to have [boss-like] characteristics. Mr. West comfortably fit a diverse assortment of styles into 23 looks, including a great deal of exposed skin (done in a tasteful manner), fur, a few pops of color here and there, and dresses that redefine the word [sexy]. The line featured an obnoxiously amazing fur backpack, a special tiger motif, and a custom line of footwear designed by Giuseppe Zanotti. Judging by the nameplates worn by the models, some suspect that the brand’s future name might be Yeezi.
Get into the show details: Kanye recruited some of the baddest models in the game for this special show. If you’re wondering who some of the ladies are that made that list, just go to your iTunes library and play his Christian Dior Denim Flow track. Taking place at Lycee Henri IV, a college in the Latin Quarter of Paris, the show started 45 minutes after the announced time, but the star-filled audience didn’t seem to mind very much. Just a few of the names seated front row include Anna Wintour, Jeremy Scott, the Caten brothers of DSquared2, the Olsen twins, Ciara, Lindsay Lohan, Alexander Wang, Terry Richardson, and Sky Ferreira. Kanye came out after the finale for the first of many bows in his fresh career wearing a white t-shirt, (maybe one of those Lanvin thousand-dollar tees with no logos he was talking about on Watch the Throne), a pair of black jeans, and some Jordan VIs. Simple, yet swagged out. He makes everything look effortless, doesn’t he? Check out some shots from the show and the collection below.“….it’s provocative, it get’s the people going!”