Before becoming a rapper and a hip-hop star, Kanye West was a successful producer. He had to struggle hard initially, to get recognition in the music industry. In the similar manner, his styles and fashion took few years to create a mark; and now he has proved that he is one of the fashion idols of the decade.Initially, Kanye West’s fashion was not considered to match the ‘street’ look that was required but, he stayed focused and tuned with his fashion
, which got great recognition in later years. Men everywhere started copying his style and unique blend of retro, hip-hop swagger and prep-school style. He stayed true for his fashion-forward disposition that inspired the entire decade for his unique fashion. His style and obsession runs deeper on the cutting-edge fashion than his image.
To give justice to his ambition in fashion designing, this college dropout turned rapper, has recently completed an internship program at the Karl Lagerfeld-designed fashion house Fendi. After completing this, he turned into a fashion designer.
Kanye West’s love for fashion has also rewarded him with prestigious awards. He won 10 Grammy Awards in 2008 and numerous awards and recognitions for his design projects on the launch of his own label, Pastelle, and for men’s footwear for Louis Vuitton collection. In an interview he said that he is a fashion designer before becoming a rapper. He added that his first love is always for fashion. Kanye West’s label Pastelle, offers wide range of eyewear developed in conjunction with Australian label uber-cool Ksubi. These high end products included limited edition of gold sunnies, which were highly priced.
Be it a red carpet or a concert or behind the design scenes, West’s love, passion and dedication for style has coupled instinctive sense for fashion. His hip hop fashion and genuine styles makes him a fashion icon of the decade by inspiring and pushing the boundaries for men’s fashion.