For years Kanye West has made it known that he wants to be a major player within the fashion realm. West in interviews have said that he desires to be on the same level as Dior as well as other infamous fashion houses. The issue has just been getting in because in some ways fashion can be a small, tightly knit world.
However, West has seemed to not let that fact slow him down by any means. He has shown his work on countless runways including a coveted slot during New York Fashion Week which is a dream for any true designer wanting to make a name. Nevertheless, last night Kanye West was honored for yet another one of his designer feats.
West won big during the Footwear News event taking home the Shoe of the Year award for his Adidas Yeezy Boosts. For about 20 minutes an all smiles Kanye gave yet another epic acceptance speech. Moreover, if you are wondering, yes the bid for presidency, Taylor Swift and his daughter did find their way in there, but because we adore fashion we will just stick to those highlights. Kanye said,
“Me and Giuseppe Zanotti have been really good friends and he was very crucial to my creative process. Also Louis Vuitton that allowed me to do that one collaboration. And the company that I won’t mention, that I’ve been very angry with in the past, they were very helpful too to launch the name Yeezy as a shoe.”
“As a creator, it doesn’t matter how big your house is, how big your name is, how much money you have, your job is to create while you’re here and if anyone is in the way of that, if anything gets in the way of that, you got to burn it to the [expletive] ground.”
“I want to [expletive] draw shoes, and it doesn’t matter if someone thinks that I’m supposed to be doing something that’s more important. [Adidas] gave me the opportunity, especially this first run, to make ’em however I want to make ’em.”
Kanye also mentioned that the budget he originally was given to design just simply failed to be enough. What did he do in order to keep the shoe dream alive and well? West revealed that due to being a multi-millionaire because of his music he was able to use his own income to finish getting the project off the ground. What we take from that is that sometimes a person just needs to take a chance and invest in themselves. It can seem scary but the proof is in the pudding; great things come to those who truly believe in themselves as well as their talents. Congratulations Kanye West.
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