Show Report: Kanye West Spring/Summer 2012

US rapper and multi-Grammy Award-winner Kanye West has presented his first womenswear collection. For seven years, West has been seen in the front rows of fashion shows, learning from the best, most notably Balenciaga, Balmain and Rick Owens, whose influences were visible in his debut collection. Though fur and leather may not have been the right choice for a spring/summer show and some ensembles appeared strangely unfitted, the line showed potential. With a little extra guidance, West could achieve acclaim. ‘It was my first show,’ he said, visibly moved. ‘I know it could have been better, but I will continue.’

Paulina Szmydke,



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