Rapper/fashion designer Kanye was recently in the news, this time not for his music but his clothing line collab with GAP. There were reports that Kanye’s GAP clothes were being displayed in giant trash bags instead of on hangers.
Well, Kanye has come out to defend why he wanted his clothes to be displayed that way. This clothing line collaboration, with some of the outfits costing over $200, is reportedly inspired by homeless people.
This is what Kanye said during an interview with Fox News’ Eric Shawn:
“I’m an innovator, and I’m not here to sit up and apologize about my ideas…..That’s exactly what the media tries to do: make us apologize for any idea that doesn’t fall under, exactly, the way they want us to think.”
What do you think? Was that a genius or trash idea? Before you answer that, know that in Ghana, this is how second-hand clothes are shopped — not necessarily in trash bags but most of the time the bare floor. And you’d have to rummage through to find the ones that catch your eye.
So could it be that Kanye was also inspired by how Ghanaians do shopping for second-hand clothing?