Kanye West always seems to be in the know-how or in the discussion of the rap industry or fashion; today, the entire fashion world is talking about Yeezy’s season three show taking place at Madison Square Garden this afternoon, dubbed by others as the ‘unofficial kickoff to New York Fashion Week.’

Kanye West rocked a casual look to a studio in Los Angeles.kanye-west-vanity-fair While all may not necessarily agree that Mr. West is thought-provoking or avant-garde in his approach to menswear fashion, none can deny that he does plan to make a statement on the fashion world; undeniably, he has already done so through his own style evolution over the years.


When the Graduation and College Dropout rapper first stepped on the scene, it was evident that he loved exploring color, texture and was a fan of prints and tees. Occasionally we saw all-black or all-white ensembles, but his color palette was still multi-varied.

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Nowadays, West rocks an aesthetic of mostly neutral tones and black, playing with texture whenever looking for that ‘pop’ to his outfit. Of course, his approval of neutral shades is undeniably evident in both how Kim K dresses (because rumor has it Kanye was her stylist for a while), or in his Yeezy apparel collections.
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You will also frequently catch him in his leather jogging pants (which he claims he founded), or some of his favorite designers and brands that he proudly professes whenever he can: Versace, Ralph Lauren (who just gifted Saint West with a jacket, FYI), and designers such as Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo, Riccardo Tisci, and Raf Simons. Kanye West pictured leaving the Dover Street Market store, London, UKSo no matter what you say about his actual styling choices, he definitely has an encyclopedic knowledge of who, what, and wear!51 Kanye West x Adidas OriginalsAfter today’s show, we can guarantee that West will be one of the week’s most-talked-about events. So it seems only befitting that we check out his style evolution over the many years! Check out the gallery where we’ve curated his looks over the years and tell us what you think! Do you prefer the old, more exuberant or colorful Kanye; or do you prefer the muted tones and sort of ‘one-look’ aesthetic?

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