For days now, an increasing number of reports would seem to indicate that rapper Kanye West -- who has been known to frolic in the fashion world's playpen -- is planning to launch a fashion collection. Most recently, Louise Wilson, director of the Central Saint Martins fashion master's program, confirmed to The Guardian that West is, in fact, collaborating with designer Louise Goldin on a women's collection.
The Cut, however, recently uncovered this gem from even further abroad: Australia, where Harper's Bazaar editor Christine Centenera has apparently been consulting with West on the collection. According to to a post on the magazine's website, Centenera met West at the Autumn/Winter 2011 shows in Paris, and has been flying to Paris regularly ever since to help with the line. To make matters even more interesting, it seems Centenera might not even approve of the news getting out. As her fellow staffer Anna McLeod writes:
It’s all very hush-hush at this stage, and Centenera refuses to discuss it when she is actually in the office, stating that West is a very private person and that it’s not her place to comment. However, this writer sits next to said fashion editor in the BAZAAR office, so one plus one equals two, right?
It's big fashion news, indeed, that warrants posts revealing your office-mates' covert trips to Paris.