Longtime collaborators Jean Touitou and Kanye West share many similarities, chief among them are an appreciation for music and art, as well as a tendency to create major controversy.  So it should come as no surprise that two have developed such a close friendship throughout the years.

In a recent interview with Vogue magazine, the A.P.C. founder discussed his relationship with West, touching on everything from his skills as a designer to his affect on the fashion industry to their shared visions. And, as expected, the words are pretty flattering.

“We’ll be carrying pieces from Kanye’s second Yeezy collection this fall in Paris, New York, and L.A. [in stores in July]. I think they’re really good, and I’m not the only one,” Touitou tells Vogue. “[...] He’s sincere. He really loves it. I appreciate his effort to make clothes, not just to make noise in fashion. Anyone with power can make noise in fashion. He has a similar vision of beauty to mine, only the words are bigger: He wants to spread dopeness and redesign the whole planet.”

What do we tell you? Pretty flattering, right? You can read Touitou’s full interview at the Vogue website.