[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kanye West[/lastfm] was lucky enough to debut his very first fashion line this past week at Paris Fashion Week. While the reviews are mixed, Kanye remains optimistic about his future in fashion.
He also admits that he has a lot of growing to do. But in order to grow he is going to need the critics to back up off of him a little bit and give him the room to do so.
[photogallerylink id=121086 align=left]He began his speech at the after party with a “Thank you for anybody that didn’t believe, because they motivated us to break our boundaries,” he continued, “”We don’t know what the reviews will be, we don’t know what they will say, but I got a chance to go to Italy and feel those fabrics.”
“I begged Louis Vuitton to let me do more shoes after my shoes sold out in two weeks, and they did not,” said a serious West. “I begged Nike, I begged this company to let me do it. And I took out motherf—ing loans to get the best models, to get the best designers, to get the best venue. I gave you everything that I had.”
He then turned his comments towards critics, saying “This is my first collection. Please be easy. Please give me a chance to grow. This is not some celebrity sh–. I don’t f— with celebrities. I f— with the creatives in this room, the amazing people who spend every day of their life trying to make the world a more beautiful place.”
He ended the speech with a thank you and a promise to continue his fashion designer dreams, “I thank anybody who came to this party, everybody who supported, everybody who believed, because people thought it was a joke, and maybe people still do,” he stated. “But I can only grow from this point.”
He claims he gave his all on this collection, and maybe we’re soft-hearted at AMP, but he seems sincere.
Hey, ‘Ye, would you say I’m more Autumn or Winter? Hmm?
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