Kanye West pursues his fashion dreams
If you have a big dream, you come to the Big Apple to pursue it. For Kanye West, that goal is to be a fashion designer.
At New York Fashion Week, the rapper took a seat in the front row at Alexander Wang, Diesel Black Gold and Hood by Air shows to find inspiration in fashion. Then, the New York Daily News reported that his company posted job openings on LinkedIn for a chief financial officer and vice president of production for a "Kanye West clothing project." There weren't a lot of deets on Yeezy's aspirations or plans, except that the project "will leverage Mr. West's success in high fashion and music to bring accessible style to malls and other outlets across America and around the world."
The news source noted that he launched his first collection back in 2011, but his desires to be a designer seem to stem back farther into his childhood.
"I've got a very particular, specific take on men's footwear," he said in a recent interview, as quoted by Complex magazine. "No one can say I cannot design or understand how to design a guy's sneaker. When I was in fourth grade I was drawing Jordans when my mama couldn't afford them."