Kanye West is known for a number of things including his music, his controversial outbursts and his fashion sense. As a musician he is extremely talented with all four albums having received numerous awards, including a cumulative twelve Grammy’s. He has also just released a 34 minute long musical film called Runaway which has been getting a lot of positive feedback on its first week.
His public outbursts don’t do him any favors as a person with the most notable one being when he referred to George W. Bush as a racist. He then went on to interrupt Taylor Swift as she accepted an award only to be called racist himself. Taylor done well out of this though gaining a lot more recognition from his stupid mistake.
All that aside we are not here to look at him in either of those lights, we are here to credit him for his fashion sense which has constantly improved over the years so much so he was named the 2010 Stylemaker of the year by the Accessories Council in New York City. Kayne has a number of looks which he seems to pull of with ease, the guys at itsNOTFORgirls Mens Fashion displayed Kanye in pair of Raf Simons High Top sneakers (available from Barneys New York, $700) and a pair of D&G ripped jeans. This is a great casual look and it seems High Tops are certainly the sneaker of 2010 with just about everyone who is anyone seen in them. This is just one of the many looks this man has which often include customized jackets, flat “slipper” like shoes and many many sharp looking suits.
His latest project “Runaway” which is a 34 minute short film unites music, art and fashion. The film’s plot surrounds the abrupt arrival of a Phoenix, which is played by Victoria’s Secret model Selita Ebanks, who crash lands on Earth, is then rescued by Kanye’s character Griffin, and tries to adapt to human society. This movie uses his strengths which include music and fashion to promote the message of accepting and embracing our differences without trying to change each other. In the movie he preforms the brilliant track “Runaway” in what looks like a Band of Outsiders Shawl Collar Dinner Jacket and a pair of Stubbs & Wootton Loafers.
All this has led to him being named as the 2010 Stylemaker of the year by the Accessories Council who gave it to Lady Ga Ga last year. Kayne certainly deserves this award and when he received it he made an impressive acceptance speech in which he tried to get people to see his actions through his eyes and for that you have to give him respect.
As long as this man keeps on making music and fashion statements he will have the backing of the world behind him.