This morning, it’s very interesting to witness two diametrically opposite responses of high-profile fashion editors to Kanye West’s new collection with Adidas Originals.
On one hand, the patronising lady of the institutional NY Mag – Cathy Horyn – went all in on Kanye West by dismissing the collection in two mere paragraphs that one could boil down to:
- a comment that is borderline or quite straight-forward racist, playing on the trendy WASP fear of (racial) riots, or the result of the impressive stage play for All Day at the 2015 Brit Awards who knows?
- a somewhat twisted fiction (sick addiction?) of conspiracy that leads straight to condescension, without much of a cultural or aesthetical analysis
On the other hand, the playful and open-minded Andre Leon Talley gave Kanye West a chance to explain briefly his vision, leaving the audience to judge whether any of this makes sense or not.
Does that make Yeezy an all-the-more interesting candidate for Presidency? Seeing the flak Conservative editors such as Cathy Horyn gave him, we definitely think he deserves to stir the debate on the bigger stage of politics where bright minds like Donald Trump can fire shots at him with all the shameless racism involved.