Friday, January 6, 2012

Individuals who inspire my creativity Pt. 4

This passage is from Kanye West's Twitter account that he posted just a couple days ago. After reading this, you too may become inspired in some fashion.

“I appreciate everyone's support for my clothing line but I wanted to clarify a few things...

The name of the line is Kanye West not DW... The DW was a design element placed on the invite in homage to my mom : )

I really appreciate the fake DW Twitter page but since it's not official I can't co sign any information on it

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” - Leonardo Da Vinci

More clarity... I have no agency representing me currently... William Morris was fired after Cara lewis quit. I love Cara Lewis : )

I love being back at my fashion office learning and creating. It's so challenging and fun and I'm surrounded by amazing people.

They say you only live once but every time I come to work I feel like I'm starting a second life.

You guys might think I have some type of backing for my line but I don't.

I did the first fashion show out of my own pocket and used the money I made touring to follow my passion.

I've been working at this for 8 years now ...from the first offers to do urban clothing lines that I turned down...

To begging Bape to do my line and never making any real headway...

To having an office in LA that was shut down after the "MTV" moment along with my tour with GAGA

I moved to Japan for one month after that and designed every night in my room... I had this opportunity to intern at Fendi and was also..

...offered a position at Versace which I could not take due to my contract with LV which was for 2 years...

I moved to Rome after I left Japan and worked at Fendi for 4 months under cover ... I was there to give ideas for the men's collection

I snuck to Giuseppe Zanotti Factory still under contract and learned to design women's shoes for 2 years before my first show in Paris

After doing the first LV collection I was sure I would get a second shot to create but was never given the opportunity
I designed a sneaker called the YEEZY with Nike. I'm "allowed" to design 1 pair of sneakers every 2 years. I have more ideas...

Early 2011 ... I moved to Paris and opened a small design studio... the language barrier was quite difficult...

I still don't have a Paris VAT number to this day... I don't know what a VAT is but every time I asked why we didn't have fabrics they said...

... it was because of the VAT.

In Paris I met many great people in design including the master Azzedine Alaia... Azzedine even came by my studio one day : )))

This was the greatest feeling to stand in his presence in my embarrassingly small Paris studio in a courtyard opposite Collate

I remember being 5 years old and my mother taking me with her shopping at the discount fur spots

She said I would always point to the most expensive furs even as a child LOL

It's something about making clothing that always brings me back to that point. For the first 16 or 17 years of my life the only thing...

I knew about woman's clothing was what my Mom would wear. I guess some critics would joke that I still don't know anything LOL

My Mom would wear blue jeans with a fur and an embellished "Cosby Show" sweater : ) to pick me up from school

... the teachers said I couldn't focus... I used to get kicked out of class for bringing dirty mags and drawing Nike’s in 4th grade.

Being a celebrity has afforded me many opportunities but has also boxed me in creatively.

I was just discussing becoming the creative director for the Jetson movie and someone on the call yelled out…you should do a Jetsons’ tour!

This just happened a few hours ago. I was very insulted of course because for anyone that's seen the Watch the Throne Tour...

Or Coachella or Glow in the Dark or Runaway.. you know I have real ideas...

I appreciate having the most nominations at the Grammies but I feel so conflicted by the fact that award shows sometimes are completely...


Good logic tells me smile Kanye... the world likes you again... red or blue pill? ... aaaaand Swallow lol

I wouldn't have the prestige I have if it wasn't partially for the Grammies validation and I honor that

....hmmmmm what to wear... here I go again... Yeezy the trend setter or complete fucking fashion victim ... the verdict is still out

This is just a train of thought …but figure it's better to read than trained thoughts

What good is fame and prestige if you can't use it to help people... I want to help by doing what I know how to do best …create

I have started a new company and I'm so excited about the name.... it's got the best name ever of all companies of all time!!!....

The name of the company is DONDA

DONDA is a design company, which will galvanize amazing thinkers and put them in a creative space to bounce their dreams and ideas...

I used to blog all the time and it was a way to get my opinion out...

Dr. Dre redesigned headphones and made more impact off of one product.

I am assembling a team of architects, graphic designers, directors, musicians, producers, A&Rs, writers, publicist, social media experts...

app guys, managers, car designers, clothing designers, DJs, video game designers, publishers, tech guys, lawyers, bankers, nutritionist ...

doctors, scientists, teachers...

DONDA will be comprised of over 22 divisions with a goal to make products and experiences that people want and can afford...

I want to put creatives in a room together with like minds that are all waaaay doper than me

We want to help simplify and aesthetically improve everything we see hear, touch, taste and feel.

...To dream of, create, advertise and produce products driven equally by emotional want and utilitarian need…to marry our wants and needs.


This will all take time but I wanted everyone to know what I really care about... I care about people. I care about my fans…

I care about people who have never heard of me... There are over 7 billion people on the planet now...

It's something about coming from music that makes me so optimistic... Music travels and is not limited to only the wealthy.

Sometimes my grammar is wrong but my thinking is right : )

My mom was an English teacher so I know she sends an SMDH from Heaven : )

5:18am in London... My dreams keep me woke

The Watch the Throne tour was a small example of what a Donda Experience can be...

I'm currently working on a new 7-screen experience

This is one of our projects to be released this year called 2016 OLYMPIC's ... It's a semi sci-fi since 2016 is only 4 years away : )

We would also like' to design the MTV awards

We're taking everything 10 steps at a time LOL!

I wanted to put this in the world in hopes that the people who can actually make a difference will stand up and reach out

We need as many amazing powerful smart talented wealthy people to be involved... Come get on board... don't just sit there... reach out

We can collectively affect the world through design. We need to pick up where Steve Jobs left off

I sit everyday and ask what can I do to make a difference...

I just wanted to share what's been on my mind...”
To read more, please visit Mr. West's Twitter page

Who/what inspires your creativity???

No comments: