Sunday, October 2, 2011

Dw by Kanye West S/S 2012

Hey Dolls and Gents,

Mr. West is in the building !!!

The highly anticipated Spring/Summer 2012 Dw by Kanye West line finally hit the runway in Paris last night ! Just in case you were missing out on the party; I am now personally inviting you to come see what all the buzz is about.

Grammy Award winning Rap Star Kanye West made his Debut as a Fashion Designer at this year's Paris Fashion Week. The new womenswear line 'DW', named after his mother (the late Donda West) stirred up a real buzz among popular figures in the Fashion industry, as well as Kanye's loyal fans. The audience was filled with celebrity guests such as: Ciara, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Jared Leto, and Lindsay Lohan. Popular Fashion Designers: Alexander Wang, Olivier Theyskens, Silvia Fendi, and Jeremy Scott were also spotted in the Front row of the show. 

Neutral colours were the heart of the collection with a few pops of colour like red, pink, and blue here and there. Nameplate necklaces and daring fur accessories were also characteristic of the DW runway show. Monochromatic pants, chunky sweaters, free-fitting pieces were also used to establish what I like to call an 'urban-couture' type of feel. Supermodels - Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn, and Karlie Kloss made sure to bring their star qualities while strutting down the runway at the DW show. Check out the pictures from the show !

It is a tad strange that fur is a part of Spring/Summer collection ...

Kanye also teamed up with luxury-shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti to create the shoes for his show, including this extremely embellished pair of heels.

There are many mixed feelings about Kanye's newest project. Many fashion designers feel as though his line isn't good enough for the world of high fashion, especially considering that Kanye has no formal training in that area. On the contrary, others think that his debut line isn't bad for a first timer who lacks a solid background in Fashion Design. The originality factor of the collection is also raising an abundance of eyebrows throughout the industry. There seems to be a concern that the art is being lost to the different celebrities/public fashion figures who jump head first into fashion without "maintaining the true standards" of the craft. 

There were no high expectations, considering his rookie status as far as fashion designing is concerned. Some of the pieces are somewhat inappropriate for the Spring and Summer Seasons as they are a little on the heavier side. Nonetheless, appealing pieces can definitely be found in the Dw by Kanye West S/S 2012 collection.

Haute or not ? What are your thoughts on Mr.West's S/S 2012 collection ?



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