Dw Kanye West Spring 2012
Shrouded in secrecy and surrounded by fashion industry biggest names including, Anna Wintour, Anna Dello Russo, Cathy Horyn, Suzy Menkes, Stefano Tonchi, Sally Singer, and Robin Givhan and A-lister including Jared Leto, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Lindsay Lohan, Ciara as well as a slew of designers including Alexander Wang, Kanye West presented his first collection for Dw.
Dw, a women’s collection, which featured of mélange of trends including asymmetrical silhouettes, sheer fabrics, body hugging dresses, was not particularly well received. Sure there were some wearable pieces including a stunning pair of white pants but overall the collection was confusing and lacked a clear direction. We did not find a consistent theme among the pieces. And, the inclusion of leather and fur for a spring collection was particularly odd. It seems the problem was the scope and trying to do too much in a short amount of time and a lack of proper editing. Obviously, there’s talent there but West needs to grow before he can ever be considered a designer to watch.