As anticipation of Kanye West’s clothing line grows, more details have began surfacing from an insider source. The word is Kanye is working with several big players in the fashion industry such as British designers Katie Eary, Louise Goldin and Dean Quinn. And it’s being pieced together in London by graduates from the world renowned Central Saint Martins fashion college. The womenswear collection was characterized as Samurai themed high-end sportswear with baseball, biker and hoodie silhouettes among the many influences. Mr. West was described as very hands on, and said to have spent tons of money on new pieces from Balenciaga and Azzedine Alaia for inspiration.
One of the most interesting bits of detail claimed that the debut collection was actually supposed to be unveiled during New York Fashion Week, and risked not being ready in time for the Paris show because it was difficult making progress, as Kanye changed his mind frequently and there were too many opinions stifling decision making. The source went on to say that the collection “will be extraordinarily expensive” and “some of it is virtually unproduceable.”