Kanye West stopped by Power 106’s Big Boy Neighborhood yesterday to share his thoughts on a couple subjects. Besides speaking on subjects like his soon-to-be wife Kim Kardashian, not having a phone for 3 years, making records, and such, he went on another uninterrupted thought process about the fashion industry.
Asked if he would work with Louis Vuitton again, Yeezy politely explained that he wouldn’t “because the prices are too extreme.” Everyone already knows he’s worked with the fashion house in 2009 on sneakers that cost upwards of $1,000 plus, but today his agenda has changed. “I don’t want to use my message to have kids saving up that much to be a part of what the ideas are. That’s the problem to me with luxury,” said West.
Since that first Louis Vuitton collaboration we’ve seen more products come from Yeezy that have been more and more accessible. His A.P.C. collaboration had $280 dollar hoodies and $260 dad jeans. The price points are still high for basics, but they are far from having to starve yourself for a few days to save up and cop. And just recently he dropped his most attainable pieces yet with $40 dollar Wes Lang x Yeezus Tour merch at PacSun.
Just a year ago during a rant on twitter, he talked about his multi-faceted company DONDA and how it has a “goal to make products and experiences that people want and can afford.” Clearly he’s following through with those goals, and trying to get his ideas and taste levels out there to the masses without having to make people break the bank to get them.
Check the whole interview below.
[via Hip Hop Wired]