Kanye West’s fashion obsession seems to have taken the next step: he’s releasing his own women’s clothing collection. Yes, a womenswear collection. Don’t believe it? New York Magazine has the details concerning the Chicagoan’s sartorial premiere:
“Kanye West will reportedly debut his womenswear collection during Paris Fashion Week at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 1. The news was broken by Harper’s Bazaar Australia, considered a good source on the matter since a member of their staff, fashion editor Christine Centenera, is one of Kanye’s collaborators. The location hasn’t been revealed and the show isn’t on the official Paris calendar, but the Harper’s Bazaar item assures that it’ll be ‘larger than life.’”
While a West-designed collection shouldn’t be surprising, his product will beg some questions. He’s collaborated on various male-targeted lines, so one would assume he’d tailor his first designer foray towards men. However, nothing’s obvious with Yeezy. His attempt at becoming the next Donna Karan might seem odd, but Kanye knows what he’s doing. As his original muse – music – proves, that whimsical instinct has guided him well before.