The thought of Kanye West (aka Ye) and Dov Charney collaborating on a foray into menswear may appear like a recently-completed Mad Lib sheet. (Assumably, the blanks to be stuffed in could be “disgraced celeb,” “one other disgraced celeb” and “a kind of clothes.”) However as a substitute, it’s all too actual, with two males whose days of large acclaim are lengthy behind them reportedly teaming up on a enterprise enterprise.
That’s the gist of a brand new report from Puck’s Laura Sherman, who writes that she “can verify that West has requested Charney to run the Yeezy enterprise.” Sherman goes on to notice that this isn’t the primary time the 2 have labored collectively, and likewise notes that Charney’s clothing-world profile has been on the rise once more in recent times with the launch of his followup to American Attire, Los Angeles Attire.
What’s much less clear is what Yeezy shall be making going ahead, within the wake of Adidas ending its relationship with West, or if anybody shall be prepared to purchase what the duo are promoting. Sherman notes that Charney’s “personal transgressive, controversy-stoking instincts are undiminished” — which, given West’s personal penchant for troubling feedback in the previous couple of years, sounds ominous.
It’s additionally price questioning if Charney’s personal troubling previous was interesting to West. Chances are you’ll recall that final 12 months, West labored extensively with Marilyn Manson within the wake of the latter being accused of rape — which means that the controversial nature of West’s newest collaboration is likely to be (for him) a characteristic moderately than a bug.
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