After months of speculation, and a canceled menswear line, it looks like Kanye West is finally ready to pull the trigger on a clothing line. Harper’s Bazaar Australia, whose Fashion Editor Christine Centenera has been consulting with West since March, is reporting that the as yet unnamed women’s line will have a 9:30pm show time on October 1st.
That would make his show the last on a day that includes runway exhibitions from heavyweights like Haider Ackermann, Viktor & Rolf, Comme des Garcons and Jean-Paul Gaultier. While West’s show isn’t appearing on any official schedules just yet, former Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld told Styleite that he “know’s everything about fashion. He could teach fashion.”
Quite the ringing endorsement. “And I’ll be there — if there’s a show, I will be there, certainly,” Roitfeld adds.
Besides the multitude of front row fashion show appearances, West has put in time as an intern and gotten a similar vote of confidence from respected Central Saint Martins fashion professor Louise Wilson. Celebrity clothing lines can always be hit or miss, and the level of involvement can be questionable; but it seems that West will cut a collection in the pattern of entertainment stars turned credible emerging designers like Victoria Beckham and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, rather than the Lindsay Lohan for Ungaro debacle that may first come to mind when you hear the words “celebrity designer.”