Central St. Martins Professor Confirms Kanye West’s Clothing Line


It’s the proof we’ve all been waiting for: Louise Wilson, a professor at London’s esteemed Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design, has confirmed reports that Kanye West is furtively working on a clothing line.

While previous rumors indicated that Wilson was perhaps involved in the collection, she told Vogue UK that she only met with West to talk fashion, generally speaking.

“I have known Kanye for about two years. He is very knowledgeable about fashion and interested – he is also interesting, he has an individual point of view. He has visited the college twice – most recently about employing interns to work on a variety of projects. He has supported the fashion school (with its fundraising regarding its move to Kings Cross) with a donation. I have not however been working closely with him on a collection but I certainly wish him well.”

On the flip side, however, Wilson told The Guardian that West is indeed working on a collection with another fashionable Brit, knitwear designer Louise Goldin.

I can confirm that Kanye has been to visit me twice at Saint Martins and we have briefly discussed this collaboration. His visit was in part to employ interns for his label, and it’s important to mention that he’s supported our fashion school and made an immediate donation to Saint Martins, which perhaps further demonstrates his passion for the industry.”

“I’ve known him for two years now and he’s incredibly knowledgeable about fashion, he’s a global phenomenon and a very interesting person. I think we can expect a well-considered collection, you wouldn’t expect less from a pair of professionals and I warn against dismissing it in haste. There are those who might assume Louise will be doing all the work and Kanye is just the face, I don’t believe this will be the case – he researches thoroughly and is hands on and committed to his work.

Wilson also cleared up one more West-inspired rumor: “We have never rejected him from our fashion course at Saint Martins,” she said, “because he has never applied. But I suspect he would like to.”

Would he though, really? Because so far just being a celebrity obsessed with clothing seems to be plenty good enough.

Kanye West and Louise Goldin to set up womenswear label [Guardian]

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