Kanye West: Fashion’s Robin Hood

By admin
17 February 2015

Kanye West sees himself as Robin Hood of the fashion world.

The rapper launched his collaboration with Adidas at New York Fashion Week last week. And he's since revealed to Style.com that while he doesn't call himself a designer, his goal is to make fashion affordable and bring it to the masses.

"This is very much a Robin Hood approach that I have to making clothes," he explained of not conforming to the typical size zero trend.

'I’m only concerned with making beautiful products available to as many people as possible'

Indeed, wife Kim Kardashian is the perfect example of how Kanye's fashion is breaking the mould. The curvy star proudly represented her husband in his own designs as she sat in the front row with daughter North and their A-list pals.

While the 37-year-old has released several clothing lines over the years, he insisted he is less a fashion designer and more of a "problem solver".

"I wouldn’t consider myself to be a designer in that way, I just want to propose a solution to problems that me and my wife and my friends face. I sit with a group of problem solvers and say, 'In this situation, I would like to have this. And then from my art background — from my heart background — I have a perspective on colour that I’ve always wanted to get across," he explained.

Though he was quick to add that his collaboration with the athletics brand doesn't mean he's getting too big for his boots.

He confirmed that even if he was offered the opportunity to team up with a big-name brand, he would turn it down.

"Adidas is the perfect place to be. If someone was to say, 'Hey, do you want to go to a high-end house now?' I’d absolutely say no," he insisted. "I’m not trying to [sound] presumptuous, I’m just saying that if in my wildest dreams I was presented with the opportunity, I would absolutely say no at this point. Because I’m only concerned with making beautiful products available to as many people as possible."

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