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Pastelle Update: Kanye West and the Designers He Wears

Mr. West in Tom Ford glasses.

Okay, this will hopefully be the last Kanye West post of the day, lol. But after quickly going through the interviews I learned that indeed that is a Pastelle jacket ( I was right, yesssss, lol). The line’s name is still in the works either Past Tell Museum or Pastelle. And he plans to slowly release pieces as they come out and offer them online- I’m interested to see how this will work.

In the interview Kanye says he wears:
40% of Hedi Slimane (tunisian-french designer, created and designs Dior Homme)
30% Stefano Pilati (italian designer, creative director of Yves Saint Laurent)
10% of Tom Ford glasses (american designer)

Obviously this statement is not to be taken literally, but those designers are the “groundbreakers” of our era for men’s fashion. And Kanye is trying to measure up. (Hedi, Stefano, and Tom below in that order).

Wardrobe Check: Kanye West Rocks it in New Zealand

Kanye West performs on stage at the TSB Bank Arena yesterday in Wellington, New Zealand.
So let’s analyze the look…

okay so he’s rockin’:
-wayfarer shades
-buttoned-up polo
-white watch to match the shades and collar
-Jordans (you’ll see below)
and, wait- is kanye trying to get swole on us…
has he been hitting the gym? nice.

Here’s Kanye two days ago in Auckland’s Vector Arena:

The Look:
This time Mr. Louis Vuitton Don opts for
-a red button up shirt
-Gucci belt,
-the same white shades
– and supposedly a self designed jacket.

Press conference in Auckland:
awww, he looks happy for once.

The Look:
-same white shades
-and this looks to be a Pastelle designed jacket

I’m not 100% sure, but just look at it- the colors, the look.
I really love the mixture of materials, It’s funny because I actually designed
some jackets/coats very similar to that this year.

What Do You Think of his New Zealand Looks?

The Results Are In: Kanye Best-Dressed Rapper, but Lupe over Kanye hmmm…

so kanyeezy, they say you’re
the best dressed mayne.
and i must say, your look is so emotional
these days and i love it.

So, If you haven’t noticed there have been some polls on the right sidebar. One asking who is the best dressed rapper alive and another asking who has better style Lupe or Kanye…. and for the best dressed rapper… the winner is drum-roll please– Kanye! (i know y’all thinking “duh we can read the title of the post) and for better style– Lupe. Perplexing results huh? Well I figured I’d launch the ultimate poll and ask who has the better style between Andre 3000, Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, and Pharrell Williams…. now that’s a tough poll. My votes goes to…. well, it doesn’t matter, but who does your go to? VOTE NOW (oh and ummm, vote Obama, haha)
Ay Lupe… so alotta people
think your style game is harder than
Kanyes… must feel good, eh?

Kanye West Debuts Pastelle at Fashion Week

Kanye West, creative director of Pastelle

I just knew Mr.West was up to something when he first showed up to the Louis Vuitton fashion show in a jean jacket w/ Michael Jackson & Lego pins. Apparently throughout this past Men’s Fashion Week, Kanye West was debuting pieces of his clothing line by wearing them to different shows. He was always front row and managed to attend about a dozen fashion shows- (all of that without Alexis’s help- Good job Kanye!) Okay so lets have a look back. . .

Day 1Louis Vuitton Show w/ seemingly BFF Pharrell:

Like I said the first time- Kanye looks extra regular. I pray that the buttons are the only possible things that are Pastelle.

Day 2-
He was spotted at Kris Van Assche & Junya Watanabe
in a gray notch lapel blazer and red pocket square

Day 3– Front Row at Lanvin Show

For some reason when I first saw this picture I said to myself
“I bet he’s wearingPastelle”. I thought so because it resembles
Kim Jones designs so much – you know, with all the light
blue. (Kim Jones is helping Kanye Design Pastelle)
I think I enjoyed the styling of the outfit more
than the actual individual pieces.

Day 4- at the Dior Homme Show

This was Kanye’s “break-out” day to some people.
Mr.West sported a zip-front hoodie with shoulder patches and a red-, yellow- and pink-striped hood topped with a shark fin. This is definitely the best piece he displayed during the week- from what I saw anyway. The jacket is innovative, creative, and the caliber we would expect from Kanye. I really like the way the jacket looks from the front- the dark gray shoulders & the red interior of the hood is extraFly.

More pictures of the shark fin jacket:

source: LA Times

Check out my favorites from Dior Homme
Spring/Summer 2009 Collection:

I love the jacket, great color

The bronzy iridescent jacket is sick, as is the belt

I like the jacket, pants, and shades.
I could definitely see Kanye rockin those shades.

Watch the Dior Homme Fashion Show HERE

Kanye Couture: Louis Vuitton, Pastelle, Ksubi, Kim Jones

Kanye at Lavin Menswear Show in Paris


One name: Kanye West + One designer:Louis Vuitton = FlyHauteness


Kanye West told WWD that he is collaborating with Louis Vuitton to help design a collection of mens shoes for the label. We all know that those shoes are guaranteed to be hot- they'll probably be the freshest kicks of the year. The Louis Vuitton Don is also working on a womenswear line which is suppose to hit stores this fall.

Kanye West- An Urban Gentleman, Paris 2008
Also, as some of you may have noticed, Kanye West has been making his rounds at fashion shows over the past week or so. Why? Just to show off his swagger? Nope. He is doing research for his men's line, Pastelle- which was suppose to launch last year.
Kanye in Pastelle
These clothes look okay, I'm hoping that when the line gets
here it'll actually be pure unAdulterated Hauteness.


MORE INFO on Pastelle:
We don't know too much about Pastelle, but what we do know is that Kanye is hooking up with Australian fashion label Ksubi. Ksubi is a very unique and innovative design house, with an equally interesting google inspired website and stores to match.

According to an article:

The denim boys will create a sunglasses collection with Pastelle with the collection aptly called, Ksubi for Pastelle, the range is set to launch globally in October 2008. Designed by Ksubi co-founder, George Gorrow, the collections center piece will be a limited edition pair of sunglasses which will retail for about $2,000 – and according to a news report it has already received orders from Japanese buyers, sight unseen.
“I love the sunnies Ksubi has produced over the years, and it’s an honor to collaborate with them on this first installment of Pastelle frames,” West said. “George is an incredibly talented designer, and I’ve never met anyone who knew more about sunglasses and other cool stuff.”
“At our first design session at Kanye’s place in LA we spent two days talking and going over shapes,” Gorrow said. “He allowed me to push the design but playing on his aesthetic. He’s not afraid to try new things, and I guess that is why he is where he is.”
The pair first worked together when Ksubi created a collection of eyewear for West to wear in 2006 for a series of music videos for the Grammy award winning artist. Check out Ksubi in the "Good Life" video HERE.

Kanye in Ksubi

Check out their website:
I guess it's suppose to be a really cool simple design, but it's quite annoying to me. I think they should redesign the site , but that's just me. . .

Also, Ksubi won the 2008 Interior Design Award for its store "The Bombed Mache"

They won the award even before the store was finished

British Designer Kim Jones

For the actual clothing line Kanye West apparently signed famed British mens fashion designer Kim Jones. Jones has worked with a number of fashion houses including Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, and Umbro. He also has his own collection, and won Menswear Designer of the Year in 2006. From what I've seen Jones designs are really clean and simple- he uses alot of cool tone hues. He's known for his flawless casual clothing designs, but I really digg his shoe designs.

Umbro by Kim Jones

Umbro by Kim Jones

designs by Kim Jones

designs by Kim Jones

I can't lie, I'm not just in love with Kim Jones designs (for his label), but I think they are nicely constructed (and I love his tailoring on the pants). I'm really eager to see how Kanye's PASTELLE line will turn out. I guess we'll see in a few months (fingers crossed).

Pharrell & Kanye at the Louis Vuitton Menswear Show

Pharrell & Kanye looking like BFFs

As Kanye says, “Cuz it’s Louis Vuitton Don night”. . . the self-proclaimed LV Don’s Kanye West and Pharrell Williams were at the 2009 Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer Menswear Show in Paris yesterday. As expected, both men were stylish in their own way.

Pharrell, Marc Jacobs (the LV designer), Kanye

The guys w/ Camille Miceli (LV jewelry designer )
(She and Pharrell collaborate to make LV jewelry)

One of my favorite looks from the show.
I really like the subtle two-tone shirt, the airy blue and sand colors really compliment each other. The jacket is cool too- really simple and clean.

To view the complete Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2009 Show visit the links below:
Part I
Part II

Kanye has alot going on in this look, but I really like the shoes and the buttons- which includes a Micheal Jackson button. Why, you may ask. . .b/c it’s different and a cool accessory that most men don’t take advantage of.
Pharrell keeps his look very casual as well, he has a b-boy prep look going on. He wears that BBC shirt and those Rayban wayfarer shades every time he gets a chance, huh?
I like it though
. . . it’s always good to have certain signature looks in your style.

Who has the better casual look,
Kanye or Pharrell?

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