Style.com‘s Tim Blanks didn’t mince words when it came time to review the Kanye West/Adidas fashion show. Check out his choice words for the rapper-turned-(ahem)”designer” after the jump.
Kanye West is probably the most polarizing personality in popular culture at the moment. That Grammys ceremony said it all: the strongest musical performances of the night undermined by the assholery that would deny another artist his well-deserved moment in the spotlight. West’s collaboration with Adidas launched tonight in a similar storm of conflicted emotion. “I’m here to crack the pavement,” his fierce voice-over announced. “I want to create something better for you.” But a show that started this willfully late in a schedule as dense as New York’s spoke to a certain insensitivity. Was it perfectionism? Or was it simply the event-oriented consciousness of a musician who would scarcely stage a concert with the understanding that his audience has another performance to attend in an hour? That’s an ongoing situation with West. Ardent fans will always find a reason to cut him slack. Genius has its reasons.
PREACH, SISTER BLANKS! Fashion journalism as it should be: Engaging, honest, and more than a bit bitchy. Read the rest (and check out the collection) at Style.com