Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty
Kanye definitely thinks that he's got the chops to be a designer and that's he's not being taken seriously or given enough creative control to make his own line. He's validated in his own view by the fact that a) he's reached the apex of the rap game, b) he's left an indelible mark on popular music c) his collaborations with APC and Nike sell out instantly and d) he's attempted to pitch stuff to designers that later blew up elsewhere (leather jogging pants).
As a result, he sees himself being capable of great things in the fashion world, but he's unable to get the exposure or creative control he desires. Plus, Heidi slimane told him that he could only go to his fashion show if he didn't go to any other shows, which he saw as a huge snub. Of course, him being a black guy in a very very white industry, he feels like a huge underdog, and sees parallels between himself and Michael Jackson, who was seen as an "urban" artist who had to fight to get radio play on pop stations.
I'm not totally clear what his womenswear line fits in with all of this. But regardless, he's not nearly as crazy as people say he is/how he comes off and I'm really interested in what he puts out next.
I don't know, he seems to always thinks it is him against the world and that isn't really the case. There are just thing he cannot excel in period.
To be honest, I thought the same thing at first, that he isn't as crazy as he looks and this was all a genius ploy to get exposure but with all these recent rants and attacks to the paparazzi and thinking he is god is simply ridiculous. Sad part is, he truly believes it.
I mean why does he want to fit in with the high-fashion-designer-world, why is he so obsessed to be accepted by these designers as one of their own? He can simply make his own brand, like the highly-anticipated Pastelle line that crapped out and make out like a bandit. But no, dude wants to insert himself in a world that he simply isn't good at. I mean yes he suggested leather jogging pants and it took off, somewhat, but that is still a terrible article of clothing.
And to be honest, Yeezy and APC collab sold out because they were very, very limited. Make it a mass produced line and it'll sit on the sales rack at the end of the season. Hell I would bet about 3/4ths of the Yeezys sold aren't even worn, they are stored in a ziplock bag hidden on a dark closet waiting for it to jump up in value, which will likely happen now that he is with Adidas. But again, that is the hypebeast and resell movement and not necessarily because the Yeezys were some out of this world design. If I were Nike, I'd release all colors everywhere and make bank just to piss ye off.
What's even more funny is that he always contradicts himself, always talking about why spending money on clothes and why you so insecure all these shit and how he wants to help people that are down and then he does these collabs that charges $300 for a plain tee and trying to enter the high fashion world and try to charge crazy amounts of money for it when he always says that is what is against from. Sometimes, it just makes no sense and you just see him as crazy.
And to be quite honest, his albums quality have been on the decline ever since his first album, still good but it just isn't the same.