Kanye West took Twitter by storm last night, transmitting more than 80 offbeat messages in about three hours. In the end, he used the platform to announce the launch of his new fashion company, Donda, named for his late mother. He also confirmed his recent move to Paris and the opening of his small design studio, and revealed his part in an upcoming Jetsons movie.
On the "Taylor Swift incident":
Following what West calls "the MTV moment," a series of events happened — his Los Angeles office was shut down, he moved to Japan and "designed every night in my room," he interned at Fendi and was offered a position at Versace (but did not take it because of his contract with Louis Vuitton).
When West lived in Rome (after a brief stay in Japan), he "snuck" to the Giuseppe Zanotti Factory and learned how to design women's shoes for two years. He later designed a sneaker named "the YEEZY" with Nike.
West also revealed that he is "allowed" to design one pair of sneakers every two years.
On his mother:
According to West, his mother has had a great influence on his fashion sense.
"For the first 16 or 17 years of my life the only thing … I knew about my woman's clothing was what my Mom would wear … My Mom would wear blue jeans with a fur and an embellished 'Cosby Show' sweater : ) to pick me up from school," he wrote.
Some of us remember when West famously took to Twitter last year to rant about his banned album artwork. Well, this is a little more palatable and definitely more entertaining.
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