Kanye West's fashion cred is certainly established (ridiculous, maybe, but nonetheless established), even though his first two shows in Paris were received rather coldly. (Of course, there were enough headlines to make even a Hilton happy, but the actual clothes garnered little critical praise.) So, it might be unsurprising that Karla Otto has confirmed that Kanye will not be showing in Paris this time around. The PR house did not say whether or not the line was being discontinued — just that we wouldn't be seeing it in Paris.
While his runway efforts were somewhat a bust, Kanye's collab with Giuseppe Zanotti, though expensive, turned out pretty darn great, so hopefully the rapper isn't bowing out of the fashion world entirely. Maybe he's taking a break, regrouping, and then relaunching in New York? Just please guys — for the love —no Kimye for Kohl's. (WWD)
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