"He's a Bit Nervous": Details Leak on Kanye West's Plans to Debut as a Womenswear Designer at Paris Fashion Week

"He's a Bit Nervous": Details Leak on Kanye West's Plans to Debut as a Womenswear Designer at Paris Fashion Week
Kanye West in the front row at the Burberry Spring Summer 2012 Womenswear Show with Sienna Miller and Ellie Goulding on September 19.
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KanyeWest's rumored womenswear line, said to debut this fall, has sent the fashionworld into a curious frenzy. What will it look like? Who is his muse? Mostimportantly, when and where is its runway debut?


An unnamed sourcegave British fashion magazine Grazia Daily's website lots of juicy tidbits: reportedly West was very much involved, and he was so prone to changing his mind that it would be a miracle if the collection was finished in time. Meanwhile, Harper's Bazaar Australia reports that the line is scheduled to debut during Paris Fashion Week. ARTINFO culled together informationon West's reported line and broke it down:

Design Team:Grazia reports that a group of former and current Central St. Martins students, lead by Louise Goldin andDean Quinn,are busy at work at defunct London club Turnmills.

Time and Date:
While the show isn't on Paris Fashion Week's official schedule, Harper's BazaarAustralia reports that West will be showing at 9:30 p.m. on October 1.


GuestAppearance: Designer, artist, and West gal pal Kesh hinted on her blog that Maybachs would be involved inthe Paris show.

Cold Feet: Front row at Christopher Kane during London Fashion Week, Kanye confided in Daily Telegraph fashion director Hilary Alexander, according to her Twitter. She divulged that he "says he's a bit nervous about Paris show."

Muse: "I guessChristine Centenera [Harper's Bazaar Australia fashion editor] MIGHT be themuse, as she was hanging around so much," the source told Grazia, which is probably how Harper's Bazaar Australia broke the news.

Inspiration: Grazia's source says Balenciaga andAlaïa.

Theme: Sportysamurai — "Seemingly based on Samurai, with lots of sporty garments, but inluxury fabrics, with embellishment, embroidery — Japanese stuff — goldchainmail, that sort of sports-luxe thang, and unsurprisingly, lots of hoods,baseball/biker jacket shapes...," according to Grazia.

Color Palette:
Ivory, gold, and probably peach.

PricePoint: Extraordinarily expensive!

Only a few more weeks 'til showtime! Let's see if West manages to pull it off.