Kanye West and His 'Kingdom of Dopeness': A.P.C. Founder Talks Working with Star

Ezra Petronio

Kanye West's capsule menswear collection for French brand A.P.C. sold out hours after going live on the brand's website yesterday (June 14).

No surprise there, however the real shocker came in the form of A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou’s gentle opinion on working with Mr. West. The Frenchmen delicately hinted on some rather draining moments from their collaboration. “He could want a piece to be baggy and skinny at the same time … [but] oh well, you just find a way," Touitou revealed to Style.com.

Some of these difficulties are to be expected when you’re working with a man who named himself “Yeezus.”

"When you deal with a guy who wants to redesign just about anything so it could fit [into the] kingdom of dopeness, it takes some time to just sit and say, 'Okay, agreed, but let's get start on something limited, and we'll see,’" Touitou continued.

Something tells us the fast selling items will fuel the hip-hop artist’s thorny work habits.

Touitou also took a subtle jab at Kanye’s fashion desires, saying, "Fashion killed rock and roll. Fashion killed contemporary art, and turned it vulgar. And if hip-hop artists are not careful it will also kill hip hop."

The minimalist collection of jeans, hoodies, and plain t-shirts selling for a whopping $120 each is now only available for pre-order as the brand gears up to produce more Kayne designed items.


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