Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Kanye West Designing Kicks For Louis Vuitton

Mr. Kanye West, the self-proclaimed “Louis Vuitton Don” is back up but you’ve gotta love ‘em. Kanye, who was spotted recently sitting front row at the Spring/Summer Louis Vuitton fashion show in Paris, has designed a line of five LV sneakers. One of the sneakers was featured in the show – which was also the sneaker Kanye wore that day – a monochromatic mid-top with a quilted flap in the back, which makes it easier to tuck pants into (shown above). Two other designs – a sneaker/loafer type shoe in all white and one all white high-top with a pink sole - were featured on Kanye’s blog earlier this month.

Kanye says he wanted to do something different and was inspired by science fiction, Japanese pop art and a movie scene in “Dune” where an actor sported a jacket with a high collar.

I love the sneakers and wish I had the money to buy me a pair or two. The shoes are due out in June at Louis Vuitton stores.

The Associated Press was able to catch up to Kanye at the LV show. Here’s the video below.

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