Katie Eary, a British menswear designer who's supposedly been helping Kanye West with his upcoming fashion debut, showed her first womenswear collection in London yesterday. Kanye sat in the front row and refused to talk to the press, as usual, but he reportedly went backstage after the show and told Eary he was going "back to the studio." (Earlier reports have said that his "studio" is actually a defunct nightclub somewhere in London, but that's neither here nor there.)
After Kanye left, Eary proceeded to gush to reporters all about how hard they're working and how fabulous the collection will be. "I’ll be [at the studio] tomorrow," she said. "For the next eight days — we’re going to hammer this out."
British Elle reports:
'I absolutely love working with him,’ [Eary] said. ‘He’s such a dedicated designer. It’s not what everybody would think—he’s more dedicated than I am. The time and the travel that he puts in is unbelievable. I feel jealous at his commitment.’
Eary said that she has been working with West for the past four months. ‘We bounce ideas off each other, sketch on the same page... we make a really good team. He’s obviously piloting it, and we’re working alongside,’ she said, refusing to name anyone else involved in the project.
So now, in the midst of all the increasingly odd rumors about Kanye's collection, we know two things for sure: that the show will definitely take place next Saturday, and that Kanye draws on paper.
KANYE SUPPORTS KATIE EARY AT LFW [Elle UK]