When Kanye West‘s first fashion collection crashed and burned, we assumed he would quit designing, at least for a little while. He begged critics to “give [him] a chance to grow”, but then he fell silent on the fashion front. He went on tour with Jay-Z and visited Occupy Wall Street. Sure, he performed at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, but we thought that was more a music thing than a fashion one. We may have been wrong.
The British tabloids are reporting that Kanye’s planning to relocate to London permanently to focus on his fashion career. You see, he held a Christmas party for his clothing label DW, where he apparently told everyone he’s setting up a proper studio in the British capital to work on his fall collection. And just as he did a few months ago, Kanye is supposedly planning to craft his collection in London (with the help of his friends at Central Saint Martins, of course) and show in Paris.
Has Kanye really been bit by the fashion bug once again? Perhaps. His recent return to Twitter has been filling our feed with proclamations like “In my perfect world, every girl gets married in Givenchy couture” and tons of runway photos. (Related: can someone set the guy up with a Tumblr, please?) He’s apparently sketching some new sneakers, but there has been no official word on his womenswear collection.
Things we hope for in the new year: that Kanye sticks to being a maker of music and an admirer of fashion instead of vice versa.