Kanye West presented his second womenswear collection today as a part of Paris Fashion Week, and his celebrity friends were out in full force to support. The Kanye West F/W 2012 presentation saw the likes of Diddy, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Common, Rosario Dawson, Cassie, Kim Kardashian, and Big Sean all sitting front row along with big names in the industry like Vogue’s Anna Wintour.
Kanye’s last go ’round as fashion designer drew mixed reviews at best. At worst, it was called a critical flop.
But ‘Ye’s never let a little thing like negativity keep him down. He took the words of his detractors in stride, and immediately got to work on his second collection, a Fall/Winter collection that even his biggest critics would have to admit is a vast improvement over his first effort.
One former critique of his past collection, was that it lacked overall coherence. Well that wasn’t the case with his Fall collection.
There was definitely a cohesive theme of fall opulence going on, with luxe furs, soft leathers, and drama inducing thigh-high boots. If nothing else, the shoe game at Kanye West is always proper.
As for the clothes, aside from the occasional dot of fur, they were relatively minimalist, especially considering we’re dealing with someone who’s the complete antithesis of minimal.
Most of the twenty piece collection was done in black leathers, case in point the dresses worn by models Jourdan Dunn (second row, far left) and Joan Smalls (second row, far right). What I think will be the major takeaway from this collection though, are those amazing leather over the knee boots.