Kanye recently unveiled his new clothing line for Adidas during New York Fashion Week.
I also just wanted to say a major influence was the London riots because I was living in London at that time and saw the way that the kids wanted the clothes and I didn't have the skill set to do the more inexpensive clothes. This designer said to me one time, we were looking at something online, 'This looks like a really bad couture designer that no one knows.' Think about the idea of a really terrible couture designer, which there are a lot of. I didn't have the skill set to do inexpensive clothes. Now I have a team of really, really great designers that speak in a very Apple, Pixar-type [way].
Honestly, I'm not entirely sure what Kanye is saying there, but that's Kanye for you.
He went on to talk about some of the other influences on his fashion line, and claimed they are all fairly obvious.
He also dropped a few F-bombs.
You guys know my f*cking influences. I've got four influences and it's written all over the face, you know the combination. Just as much as Drake is influenced by Kanye West, you know my f*cking influences. You see Raf Simons right there, you see Helmut, you see Margiela, you see Vanessa [Beecroft], you see Katharine Hamnett. It's blatantly right there. I'm not going to try and act like I was influenced by a f*cking dog walking down the street that broke its ankle that I had a heartfelt discussion with. I had a heartfelt discussion with all of these fucking Helmut Lang images that I stared at for so many years. I had a heartfelt discussion with my Tumblr.
So, if you feel like getting inspired, either survive widespread social unrest or check out Kanye's activity on Tumblr.