On the heels of the resounding release of Yeezy Season 1 a few days ago, Complex got to sit down for a very interesting interview with Yeezy himself.
It all centers around fashion and features some really real nuggets on the impact Yeezy Season 1 has already had in the fashion world and, just as importantly in the bigger picture, the unknowns. I like some of the comments the interviewer James Harris made as well and overall, this is a pretty quick and inspiring read for any creative and anyone trying to see more quotes from Kanye.
The full interview is here and I couldn’t help but insert an excerpt that ends on 3 simple, powerful words that makes me look ahead.
But going back to the established dudes, you’re friends with a lot of fashion designers, like Riccardo Tisci, Alexander Wang, Olivier Rousteing… Have they given you any feedback on the collection?
They support me one hundred percent. They sent flowers, emails, and just love. They know I’m in that design office. They know I’m there giving an opinion. They know the concept of celebrity designer is so far out the window.
I feel like I’m Eminem, you know? You don’t think “white rapper.” You just think Eminem. You don’t think celebrity designer, straight designer, black designer, all these types of things that kind of held me back conceptually in being accepted as a designer. You just think of those words. But when those moon boots come out, you put them on your feet and just swag out and go somewhere with your friends, those words don’t matter.
I’m just happy that I was able to apply the mentality and passion that brought the College Dropout into existence. Now, I may finally have enough of a point of view and understanding to apply and create. Enough of a vision to make. There’s so many far more talented designers but I just have a perspective and a heart. And I’m gonna give all the heart and perspective that I can.
So what’s next?
More dope shit.
The Yeezy Season 1 video featuring “Wolves”
+ more photos of the collection at thepresentme.tumblr.com.