Kanye West is one of the most well-known artists of our time, from his songs to his outspoken comments. What few people associate him with is his work as a fashion designer.

 

West has proven to be a mastermind in the music industry, but not everyone is sold on the idea of the musical artist as a designer.

 

Nike Air Yeezy (www.billboard.com)

Nike Air Yeezy (www.billboard.com)

However, the world-renowned artist has proven his abilities in the fashion world with his various design collaborations. One of his most successful collaborations was the infamous Nike Air Yeezy’s that sold out almost immediately. Nike Air Yeezy 2’s can still be found on Ebay for a tag price of $10,000.

 

He has also been rumored to have a collaboration in the works with Adidas, set to launch in June. If Air Yeezy’s are and sign of his success in the shoe market, the Adidas collaboration is sure to be a huge sensation.

 

In addition to creating fashion forward shoes, West has also dabbled in high end designer clothing. West created his first clothing line in 2011, and has since collaborated with a few of the most successful fashion houses, like A.P.C.

 

Kanye West (www.complex.com)

Kanye West (www.complex.com)

However, even still there are some fashion designers that do not take West seriously, or do not believe he will be famous as a fashion designer.

 

The fact of the matter remains that West himself “is one of the strongest brands on the planet,” according to GQ Magazine. Furthermore, West has proved himself to have an eye for style, dressing both himself and recent wife, Kim Kardashian.

 

There is no doubt that West still has a way to go before he can compete with designers like Georgio Armani and Versace.  However, one can not help but see that his style and dedication to the industry are strong enough to take him far. The fact that he is Kanye West does not hurt, either.

 

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