You Can Blame Kanye for Most of Today’s Trends

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LONDON - JULY 01:  (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME)  Kanye West performs on stage during the Concert For Diana, at Wembley Stadium on July 1, 2007 in London, England. The concert will mark the 10th anniversary of Diana's death with an event to celebrate her life.  (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kanye West
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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.

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