Never one to shy away from controversy, Kanye West is once more on the music radar with his and Jay-Z’s much hyped new album ‘Watch the throne’ set to be released in the next few weeks. Already busy winding up fellow musical celebrities like Britney with insulting tweets, Kanye is never far from a media storm, and he takes this brazenness into his fashion creating a very distinct Kanye West style.
Kanye is a regular front row face at Couture shows, often seen backstage at ready to wear shows and he reflects this love for design through his own artistic creations and Kanye West fashion. Be it his music videos or own fashion line, the lyrics of his songs or his own personal style, Kanye always displays a passion for couture and an interest in pushing the boundaries of fashion through these platforms.
A natural tendency towards an edgy urban look, there are many Kanye West looks, each of which reflect a chasm of Kanye’s personality; confident, strong and statement. His casual look is very urban but with an almost couture edge; heavy baggy jeans sitting atop amazing one-off trainers or boots with a loose but not baggy T shirt. This is often worn with an old school prep style jacket in tweed based fabrics or soft leather and accessorized with an off centre cap and of course, the celebrity essential; big black sunglasses. Not forgetting the necklace bling, expensive and ghetto chic.
Perhaps surprisingly, Kanye actually keeps it very old school for the red carpet and black tie events. Often sticking to a designer black tuxedo, black fitted shirt with matching dark bowtie. Occasionally he tends to the American classic of jeans and jacket, yet always looks the epitome of grown up chic, an integral part of the Kanye West look.
Another favorite Kanye West style is a very clean, fresh suit and shirt look, think classic with a twist. This look almost channels Tommy Hilfiger and Yves Saint Laurent colors and cuts; clean lines in soft blues, grays and whites. Possibly even a touch of light tweed or checks which keeps the style less generic and more Kanye West style.
Whatever he wears, Kanye always ensures he is accessorized to the max; be it geek chic glasses, ghetto fabulous necklaces, retro 80’s caps or designer shades, there is no doubting that Kanye West fashion is fashion fabulous!