Kanye West is searching for inspiration, and he came to New York to find it.
The rapper made the rounds at NY Fashion Week for a clothing project he’s planning, and designers are expressing concern that he might try to rip off their ideas, sources tell Confidenti@l.
Yeezus was spotted last week looking miserable in the front row at Alexander Wang, Diesel Black Gold, Hood by Air and a show by British designer Louise Goldin, who’s married to West’s manager, Izvor (Izzy) Zivkovic.
Sources tell us they’re worried that their creations will be copied by the rapper, who has turned to LinkedIn to help staff his new fashion business.
“It was something that was discussed beforehand — ‘Do we let him in and risk our ideas being sold off by him?’ ” says our insider.
Damn, ‘Ye got ‘em scared like THAT???
Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend debuted his first clothing line in 2011 and recently collaborated with the highly respected French fashion house A.P.C. on a menswear line. Goldin also consulted with West for his own knitwear line.
As for Fashion Week, our source speculated: “He is there because he is coming out with a new clothing line and is desperate for ideas on what’s hot.”
When Confidenti@l tried quizzing West at the Diesel show Tuesday, he lashed out. “Don’t ask me questions!” he shouted at us. When we repeated our soft question, asking what he was wearing, baby North West’s moody new dad made a quick getaway through a side exit while his security manhandled us.
LMAAOOO Why is Kanye always so angry when he’s working on a master plan? He has to learn how to balance business, being personable, and his happiness/sanity. Woosah Kanye.