Pastelle it’s not. Unlike Kanye West’s first attempt at high end fashion, his Dw by Kanye West has managed to capture the attention of fashion’s elite. Vogue Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, actresses Lindsay Lohan and the Olsen Twins, top designer Alexander Wang, singer/dancer Ciara — they were all sitting front row during Kanye’s first womenswear collection presentation.
After a lot of talk and rumors, the world finally got a solid glimpse at Kanye West ‘fashion designer’ and now that the most anticipated show of fashion week is over, the reviews are in, and they’re mixed at best. As with all things Kanye, people are either loving his collection, or they completely hate it.
The collection was Kanye doing what he does best, going completely against the grain, and presenting a spring collection that consisted mostly of typically fall materials like leathers, furs, and heavy knit sweaters.
Standout looks included a relaxed fit three piece suit worn by Victoria’s Secret model Izabel Goulart. As if the ‘all white everything’ monochromatic color palette of the look wasn’t visually interesting enough, the suit’s dangerously low neckline was sure to grab a few eyeballs.
Another standout look was the closing ensemble worn by another Victoria’s Secret Angel, Chanel Iman. Her slouchy white pants paired with cream jacket and sweater featuring the same beaded detailing, was the perfect ‘luxury meets laid back’ look.
You can see a few more of my favorite looks from the below, as worn by some of the industry’s top models, including Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss, Abbey Lee Kershaw, and Anais Mali. View the complete collection here.
What do you think? Does Kanye have a real future as a celebrity designer à la Victoria Beckham? Or should he stick to his day job?