Aside from the fact that Kanye West admitted to an opioid addiction as a result of liposuction (casual), he’s also been the subject of headline fodder for nearly 24 hours after dropping a string of interviews that covered just about every topic imaginable: Trump, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z and Beyonce, and, unfortunately, slavery.
But in his interview with Charlamagne Tha God, he also addressed a topic some fans adore him for: fashion. We learned that he’s obsessed with Louis Vuitton womenswear designer Nicholas Ghesquiére; that he and recently-appointed Louis Vuitton menswear designer Virgil Abloh once interned at Fendi; and that he eventually wants to turn Yeezy into somewhat of a disaster relief company. Oh, he also implied that the intense criticism of his "disastrous" spring 2017 Yeezy fashion show (the one he himself was 45 minutes late to) led to his problem with “meds.”
One thing we can’t get over? His view on overtly branded labels, discussed in the nearly two-hour long chat. “I don’t wear branding. When I see branding, I see insecurity. And I see people buying security. Buying it back through a brand. Protection, a badge. Like, don’t mess with me in high school…I got Supreme on,” West said.
We’re going to let Kanye stand by this one considering his M.O. at Yeezy is to put forth a rather label-less, minimalist aesthetic. Sure, some of his T-shirts and sneakers have “Yeezy” written on them, but none in the way a Louis Vuitton Speedy is designed.
Contrastingly, he surrounds himself with a group of celebrities who, unlike him, love splashing logos on themselves: the Kardashian-Jenners. The main culprit? Kylie Jenner. On the very same day West ripped into logo-lovers for "insecurity," Kylie posted 3 photos of herself in a vintage Christian Dior swimsuit plastered with "Dior."
It seems Kylie, who has recently helped launch the rediscovery of Fendi’s classic logo, just can’t stop wearing luxury and streetwear brands, all day, every day.
Below, a sampling of images that prove Kylie, indeed, may not impress Kanye much.
And just because: