• Wednesday night, between the hours of 4 and 6AM London time, Kanye West went on an epic (and barely understandable) twitter rant outlining his career in fashion, and announcing his new business venture, DONDA, a design company with the purpose of bringing creative people together to… do something.
Yeezy also mentioned an idea for an alternative summer school he and Spike Jonze have been bouncing around. Still confused? Check Kanye’s twitter page to see if you can decipher any of it. (Kanye West Twitter)
• American Apparel‘s financial woes (and the supremely skeevy antics of its CEO Dov Charney) have been well-documented. But since December, the retailer has seen a 15% increase in sales, thanks in part to a deal they struck up with Groupon, which helped the store move over 150,000 units. Charney says the company is “getting our groove back a bit,” which is good news especially with the $47.6 million dollar debt to Bank of America swinging over their heads. Good luck with that. (WWD)
• Vogue Italia’s cover editorial pays homage to televised shopping channels HSN and QVC, but with a high fashion twist. If you ever wondered what it would be like if QVC sold duds from Louis Vuitton‘s and Balenciaga‘s Spring 2012 collections, this editorial is the closest you’ll get. Check out this video of the models doing a pretty spot-on imitation of these televised flash sales. A definite must see! (Fashin, Fashionista)
• It seems the five looks Donatella Versace initally presented was a Pre-Pre-Fall collection of sorts. The design house has re-shot the first five pieces they released so they don’t look so boring, and added nine new looks to round out the collection. Thank goodness! I’m a little bit more excited about these offerings than I first was. Check it out! (NYMag)
• Prabal Gurung took to Twitter last night to show the admittedly underwhelming T-shirts they’re offering for spring 2012. I love Prabal, but as these t-shirts are bound to sell for a couple hundred dollars, I think I’d want a little more oomph, yes? (Prabal Gurung Twitter)