Kanye West won’t be attending Paris Fashion Week this year, leading to speculation as to whether his Dw by Kanye fashion line will continue.
Representatives for Kanye West’s clothing line couldn’t say whether or not it would continue, Billboard reported.
Kanye’s shows have actually been a hit in the fashion world, drawing front row guests like Anna Wintour, Lindsay Lohan, and the Olsen twins in the past. But he has had a difficult time with critics, with his last two collections — one in autumn/winter 2012 and the other in spring/summer 2012 — debuting in Paris, with the latter being met with mediocre to poor reviews.
Representatives at Karla Otto, the firm that represents the Kanye West line, confirmed to WWD that he would not be showing his line in Paris, but declined to say whether the line had been discontinued.
Kanye West has had other fashion ventures, teaming up with recognized shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti to design a line of pearl shoes. There are rumors that West and girlfriend Kim Kardashian are working on a new line of shoes together.
“Kanye was twirling Kim’s ‘fur’ fringe jacket,” an eyewitness said. “He kept his arm around her the entire time and she kept touching the inside of his leg. They could barely keep their hands off of each other.”
Fashion has reportedly helped Kanye West and Kim Kardashian grow closer, MTV reported. Kim said her new look is inspired in large part to Kanye West’s influence.