Louise Wilson, director of the Central Saint Martins fashion master's program, has confirmed to The Guardian that Kanye West is, in fact, collaborating with designer Louise Goldin on a women's collection.
"I can confirm that Kanye has been to visit me twice at Saint Martins and we have briefly discussed this collaboration," Wilson told the Guardian. She also pointed out that West had made donations to the school, and that the purpose of the visit included recruiting interns to work on the line.
At the same time, despite previous rumors that Wilson was directly involved in the collaboration, she told British Vogue that she had merely provided advice.
Wilson did, however, offer a ringing endorsement of West's skills to the Guardian:
"I've known him for two years now and he's incredibly knowledgeable about fashion, he's a global phenomenon and a very interesting person. I think we can expect a well-considered collection, you wouldn't expect less from a pair of professionals and I warn against dismissing it in haste. There are those who might assume Louise will be doing all the work and Kanye is just the face, I don't believe this will be the case – he researches thoroughly and is hands on and committed to his work."
Needless to say, no one from the West camp has commented thus far on the developing news surrounding the line.