Kanye West finally unleashed his feminine fashion sense this week in Paris under the name Dw. The line was just about 20 looks strong, but there was a lot of variety in his presentation. In my humble, non-fashion-person opinion, there were some hits, but there were some misses as well. Not that he should be chastised for that, he’s relatively new to that world from the creative sense. The internships have helped, I’m sure, but it’s a process just like in any other creative realm. We’re still going to pick this apart though, because that’s what we do.
I like most of West’s trousers. Given there have been hints of flares popping up here and there West stays pretty true to the skinny shape save some really cute cropped pants with pretty cool detailing. The other simple pieces are nice too. The nude mini dress and the off the shoulder tops managed sophistication without being all stuffy looking. Kanye’s restraint on these pieces was shocking but very nice. Oh and that nude wrap skirt that comes pre-wrapped. It’s a sarong, but not. I think that was my favorite piece of the collection.
I’m not a huge fan of that gaudy zipper detailing. The zippers on that salmon dress ruined the look for me and considering the cut of the dress, its seems if you unzip the zippers unevenly the dress will look…well… uneven. There were also some unconstructed pieces that I just didn’t understand. Some of these chicks looked like someone rolled them around in bed sheets and put heels on them. There was so much material in some of these outfits that you could probably lose things in them like your keys… or your Chihuahua
The color blocked pants… with red at the crotch. The front was cool, but seeing the red seeping into the rear was just gross. Then there’s that pink roller disco queen two piece that looked so far afield of the rest of the pieces I thought maybe it was a mistake. Well, it was a mistake, but they put it there on purpose. I know that was supposed to be the fun piece, but..umm…no. The fur parachute backpack? Okay, maybe that’s not too bad. But if you put anything of substance in it, that strap across your boobies is going to become a serious liability, both physically and aesthetically.
All in all, Dw is not great, but Kanye is a newbie with promise. A few lines from now he should be doing some awesome stuff. That’s if he doesn’t decide his true calling is acting or playing baseball or saving the universe or something. Enjoy.
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