“I’m going to use my platform, every platform, to stand up and say, I want to make something. I want to make the next Ralph Lauren”.
Truthfully, I have never been such a Kanye West fan when it came to his music. I always thought my speakers were going to break because the bass was so low and the lyrics were always so aggressive. However, recently I have really grown to like Kanye and even find him inspiring!
Kanye has chosen to take his creativity as an artist to a whole new level! He is no longer just interested in the music industry but has now dipped his feet into the fashion industry as well, and I have to say I am loving everything about his lines! From his incredible Yeezy shoes, that sell out overnight to his two unforgettable New York Fashion Week shows, he is becoming one of the most recognized designers!
His past two runway collections have been anything but ordinary! Both shows have demonstrated very similar characteristics from the hues and tones of the clothing to the overall feel, structure and designs of the pieces. In this years runway show designed for Adidas, Kanye has dozens of models lined up in military-style. Each model from the front of the row all the way to the back was wearing some form of hoodies, parkas, bodysuits and jackets in light khaki, brown, army green and beige!
As the models walked down the runway, a real life drill sergeant called out groups of models to make their way down. Starting from the first set of models were ones with light skin and dyed bleached blonde hair. The second group had darker skin as well as hair and the pattern continues almost creating a gradient affect. You have to think, was this just appealing to the eyes or did Kanye hope to imply another message with this strategic placement?
“People don’t stand up to protect their dreams, people are too scared of getting spoofed in a way”.
I don’t think this quote could be truer! In a society of extremely judgmental and competitive people, it is almost impossible to stand up for what you believe might be the next big thing without facing negativity! Kanye’s mindset it to be powerful enough like Steve Jobs, Jesus and Da Vinci to create change and make people believe in something greater than what already exists. He wants to be an educator and I think we can all benefit from learning something from him! Whether that is learning to break boundaries or to aim for greatness, he’s doing something right and I’m looking forward seeing what’s next!
“It’s about truth, it’s about information, it’s about awesomeness, and the only luxury is time”.
Written by Emilie Berbrier