You Can Blame Kanye for Most of Today’s Trends

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Kanye is, by his own admission, the Nucleus. So Refinery 29 decided to map out his ever-widening sphere of influence in infographic form. Back in the College Dropout era, he popularized Comme des Garçons' Play line (take that, Drake!), varsity jackets, and collegiate sweaters. Then there are all the brands he's name-dropped: from luxury labels (Givenchy, Margiela) to streetwear upstarts (Pyrex Vision, #beentrill). Not to mention that he made over two paramours, Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose, just like Henry Higgins — if he were really into Rick Owens and earth tones. Okay, so shutter shades didn't stick around, but other than that he's been batting a thousand.