The biggest buzz of Paris Fashion Week was Kanye West’s first womenswear collection which is titled ‘Dw by Kanye West’. The Dw is supposed to stand for his mother’s name, Donde West.
The designer had personally selected a group of 100 people which included journalists, buyer and bloggers, so I was honoured to be invited.
Everyone was speculating about who was going to be in the front row. Rumours included Beyonce, Jay Z and even Natalie Portman.
All the top models walked in the show, with Chanel Iman flying in especially.
So what about the clothes?
Despite critics not being that impressed, I actually quite liked them.
I did think some of the pieces were a tad heavy for spring, especially the furs and the crocodile skins, but the light colour palette of mostly white, ivory and blush made up for that.
We saw sexy bandage dresses, made much sexier by cut outs or open zippers, plunging necklines, futuristic cuts, leather pants, fur trim jackets, hooded coats and slouchy pants.
Will Kanye be winning any design awards? Judging by the critics, no.
Will front row attendees Ciara and Lindsay Lohan wear this collection on the red carpet?
Most definitely. It wouldn’t surprise me if Ciara was Kanye’s muse, as I can see her wearing several pieces.
Key accessories included four unique Giuseppe Zanotti heels created especially for the show, a gold ‘Yeezy’ nameplate necklace and a fur backpack.
Front Row: Jared Leto, Ciara, Mary Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Lindsay Lohan, Sky Ferreira , Azzedine Alaia, Peter Marino, Olivier Theyskens , Bianca Brandolini D’Adda, Silvia Fendi, Delfina Delettrez Fendi, Alexander Wang, Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared, Terry Richardson , Leigh Leizark, Giuseppe Zanotti, Ozwald Boateng Joseph Altuzarra
Who Do I See Wearing This Collection: Ciara, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Kate Moss, Vanessa and Angela Simmons
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