DONDA is a design company which will galvanize amazing thinkers and put them in a creative space to bounce there dreams and ideas…
The name of the company is DONDA
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!!!….
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
This is just a train of thought .. but figure it’s better to read than trained thoughts
….hmmmmm what to wear… here I go again… Yeezy the trend setter or complete fucking fashion victim … the verdict is still out
I wouldn’t have the prestige I have if it wasn’t partially for the Grammies validation and I honor that
Good logic tells me smile Kanye… the world likes you again… red or blue pill? … aaaaand Swallow lol
I appreciate having the most nominations at the Grammies but I feel so conflicted by the fact that award shows sometimes are completely…
Or Coachella or Glow in the Dark or Runaway.. you know I have real ideas…
This just happened a few hours ago. I was very insulted of course becuase for anyone that’s seen the Watch the Throne Tour…
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!
Being a celebrity has afforded me many opportunities but has also boxed me in creatively.
… the teachers said I couldn’t focus… I used to get kicked out of class for bringing dirty mags and drawing Nikeys in 4th grade
My Mom would wear blue jeans with a fur and an embellished “Cosby Show” sweater : ) to pick me up from school
I knew about my woman’s clothing was what my Mom would wear. I guess some critics would joke that I still don’t know anything 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…
She said I would always point to the most expensive furs even as a child LOL
I remember being 5 years old picking and my mother taking me with her shopping at the discount fur spots
This was the greatest feeling to stand in his presence in my embarrassingly small Paris studio in a courtyard opposite Collate
In Paris I met many great people in design including the master Azzedine Alaia… Azzedine even came by my studio one day : )))
… it was because of the VAT.
I still don’t have a Paris VAT number to this day… I don’t know what a VAT but every time I asked why we didn’t have fabrics they said…
Early 2011 … I moved to Paris and opened a small design studio… the language barrier was quite difficult…
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…
After doing the first LV collection I was sure I would get a second shot to create but was never given the opportunity
I snuck to Giuseppe Zanotti Factory still under contract and learned to design woman’s shoes for 2 years before my first show in Paris
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
…offered a position to at Versace wich I could not take due to my contract with LV which was for 2 years…
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..
To having an office in LA that was shut down after the “MTV” moment along with my tour with GAGA
To begging Bape to do my line and never making any real headway…
I’ve been working at this for 8 years now …from the first offers to do urban clothing lines that I turned down…
I did the first fashion show out of my own pocket and used the money I made touring to follow my passion.
You guys might think I have some type of backing for my line but I don’t.
They so you only live once but every time I come to work I feel like I’m starting a second life.
I love being back at my fashion office learning and creating. It’s so challenging and fun and I’m surrounded by amazing people.
More clarity… I have no agency representing me currently… William Morris was fired after Cara lewis quit. I love Cara Lewis : )
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” - Leonardo Da Vinci
I really appreciate the fake DW twitter page but since it’s not official I can’t co sign any information on it.
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 appreciate everyone’s support for my clothing line but I wanted to clarify a few things…