• Kanye West took to Twitter to explain a few things about the collection he dared to show in Paris this October, and the subsequent Twitter account that recently sprung up for it.
The rapper tweeted: “I appreciate everyone’s support for my clothing line but I wanted to clarify a few things… The name of the line is Kanye West, not DW… the DW was a design element placed on the invite in homage to my mom. I really appreciate the fake Twitter page (@DWbyKanye, which has since been removed) but since it’s not official, I can’t cosign any information on it.” That’s too bad. I followed the account in hopes that someone could explain why their Spring 2012 collection had so much fur. Maybe Yeezy takes climate change into account when he’s designing? (Fashionista)
• Macy’s has created a workshop for multicultural women looking to build a career in retail. The Workshop at Macy’s offers courses taught by established retail experts and successful businesswomen of color, so that promising young women can get the head start they need to truly carve out a meaningful space for themselves in the industry. The course is once a year, 4 1/2 day training course, open to only 20 people. If you’re interested, you can apply for the program here. Good luck!
• Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani visited Ghana to mentor a few young designers from the country. After viewing a runway show they put together, Sozzani gave them valuble insight on how to grow their brands and appeal to international markets: “In designing your creations,” she advised, “ make sure that they feature not only references to Ghanaian culture but also have an international appeal so that your garments can also be successful abroad.” (Vogue.it)
• David Beckham collaborated with H&M on a bodywear capsule for men, which is great, but I think we all can agree the most important thing about this are the glorious ads featuring the partially-clothed soccer star. Thank you, H&M, for reminding us all why we’d love to be Victoria Beckham. (Fashionista)
• Paris Hilton‘s days of pop cultural relevance are far behind her, but her side projects have been adding to her already mountainous supply of cash. The socialite tells FHM that her fragrances have made her 1.3 billion since 2005. That much!? Who is buying all this perfume from Ms. Hilton? (JustJared)