Another day, another string of tweets from everyone's favorite social media stream of consciousness maestro, Kanye West. This evening, Kanye turned back to talking about fashion, a topic that it seems like he touches upon more than his music these days. Hidden among some fairly standard notes about Kim ("I believe that Kim is our modern day everything") and the fashion industry ("Fake Fake Fake fake fake fake fake fake fake fake fake"—which honestly seems like more than 140 characters), he revealed something we haven't heard before: When discussing his support for designers Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy, Olivier Rousteing of Balmain, and Demna Gvasalia of Vetements and Balenciaga, he tweeted the following:
"I thank Demna for using the 'I feel like Pablo' sweatshirts in his show, this is my friend and we've bounced ideas and references for years since the time when he designed for YEEZY Season 1."
Kanye's admiration for Demna and Vetements is well-documented, and we knew that one of his designers from Season 1 worked at Margiela, as Demna did. But, this is the first time he's explicitly said that Demna actually contributed to the collection. It gives some backstory to their friendship and provides some context for the clothing within the oversized aesthetic Demna tends to favor. It also grounds Kanye's statement earlier this year that he wanted to "steal Demna from Balenciaga" in something more than just wishful thinking.
Obviously, it goes without saying that wading through Kanye's rapid fire tweets is a little dubious, so we've reached out to his rep to see if we can confirm this point. We'll update this post if we hear back.