By Heather Hawkes
I would be doing you all a great disservice if I wrote this article about anything other than Kanye West’s collaboration with Adidas, that was finally brought to the spotlight on Thursday, Feb. 12. No matter if you like, dislike or are indifferent to Kanye as a musician, it’s evident that he has a serious eye for fashion and art.
The line is sportswear-based and encompasses a worn and torn edge accompanied by military elements from past and present. The color palette is muted and earthy with every piece effortlessly complimenting the others. The greatest feature of this line, however, is the functionality and comfort of the clothing.
There are few things better than a line that can be incorporated into our everyday attire, that has the ability to accent and enhance our different styles.
The highlight of this entire line is not only the beauty of the clothing, but rather that for which it stands. Upon opening his launch show, Kanye spoke about the meaning of his work.
Here’s an excerpt from New York Magazine:
“I want to create something better for you. We have been limited. It’s bigger than who I am in this, you know, in my presence living. It’s about, you know, when I was on earth, what did I do to help? I want people to think more — I want people to feel like it’s okay to create and follow what their dreams are, and not feel boxed in. I want people to feel like awesome is possible. There’s a lack of creativity in every field ‘cause people are afraid. As an artist, and in this world, we can do whatever we want.”
If you haven’t already, I suggest you check out this line and let the message sink in. Most importantly, take Kanye’s advice and don’t be afraid to follow your dreams.