Kanye heading back to the catwalk

It’s official: Kanye West is returning to Paris Fashion Week for a second show.

PR agency Karla Otto confirmed to WWD that the rapper will show his autumn-winter 2012 collection at 9:30pm on 6 March, venue TBC.

His first collection, as you’ll remember, drew fashion-world insiders, celebrities and international press curious to witness West’s transformation into a Paris designer. The clothes never really achieved lift-off and head-scratching accessories (a fur rucksack for spring/summer?) left onlookers cold. Critics were honest in their assessments.


And that’s why we think this is a good sign. Candour can be hard to handle. By returning to the catwalk, West proves that he can absorb industry disapproval and forge on to create new work. It underscores comments that associates like Katie Eary made praising West’s dedication and commitment to fashion.

Fashion loves an underdog—maybe even when the underdog is a multimillionaire rap star. Consider us curious...

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