Okay…this collection has gotten some not so great reviews by the masses. I have to say that it is not as bad as people are putting it out to be. Maybe it is due to the fact that I look at the pieces individually instead of all together when I look at the photos for fashion week. Individually the pieces work, all together…better styling could have helped, I will admit. I think a slicked back ponytail or a pin-straight middle parting would have done better justice. He also had some fit issues, but nothing a client cannot fix themselves.
I also think it is a hodge podge of many other designers. Mostly Mugler, Gareth Pugh, Rick Owens, with some Balenciaga, Pucci, and Celine. Many found this the biggest issue. I have to point out though, when a mood board is put together; are designers not inspired by looks that other designers put together in the photos? You are not going to see a Native American wear Michael Kors or Frida Kahlo wear Moschino or even a Gypsy wear Pucci. So Kanye is not the only one who is guilty of this. Case in point, many get inspired by what others create. It is just made more apparent because of the name he possesses. Overall…I think the collection is not as bad as people think. You can click through some of the looks from the debut DW by Kanye West Spring 2012 show below and maybe next season we will see if Kanye just possesses great style or actually has an eye for talent.
This is what a fun fashion show should look like during Milan Fashion Week when you are going for extravagant, just heavily adorned. The looks at the Spring 2012 Moschino collection were just that. It was inspired by matadors and Frida Kahlo and it was depicted just perfectly, minus the uni-brow of course.
I actually do find some of the jackets to be quite wearable. The main thing though is to keep everything else simple. They are statement pieces and should stand out on their own. I also think the eyelet dresses are just lovely. Just perfect on their own. You can click through the images to see some of the looks from the collection below.