Because he has apparently forgotten the spot-on criticism about his ability (or lack thereof) to design clothing and is also completely unfazed by the fact that Anna Wintour is more an opportunist than an actual fashion dictator these days (and thus, her support is basically only relevant in a portion of society in the U.S.), Kanye West is going to grace us mere mortals with his self-proclaimed design talent once again. Thankfully this time, he isn't interrupting the most prestigious fashion week in the world to do so. The rapper told W Magazine that he will be releasing a line of men's clothing consisting of "sensible" pieces, including hoodies and jeans, this July in collaboration with a French label - that is most likely A.P.C. In all fairness, jeans and hoodies are probably a good place for Kanye to start and maybe work his way up to high fashion after gaining some experience, because in fashion, relying on your name is a fairly unsuccessful tactic.
Kanye also shared his thoughts on those two collections that he showed in Paris not too long ago with W Magazine, saying: "The first collection [which received less than rave reviews] was way better than the second [which received some good reviews but likely only because Kanye didn't actually design this one himself]. It was more artful. It was 30 collections in one. It just takes time for me to slow down and think like a normal person. I tried to come out of the gate going crazy. And it didn’t work. So now I have to somehow put out something that says, 'I look sensible!' " Word to Kanye - comparing yourself to Hermès, a truly iconic design house, doesn't make you sound or look sensible; the effect is quite the opposite. However, it seems Kanye may be starting from a more reasonable place by collaborating with A.P.C., because in actuality, he is an untrained designer without a firm grasp on the concept of luxury fashion, tailoring or what is typically worn during the Spring (aka - not fur). If he does, in fact, have the "passion for fashion," that he claims to have and is willing to put in the time (a la the Olsen twins), this may be the start of something great. If not, it will be one more strike against him in his already questionable career as a fashion designer.