Even though we’ve heard Kanye West is difficult to work with, most the designers he’s collaborated with don’t seem to hold it against him — including Giuseppe Zanotti!
The shoe designer recently opened up about his friendship with Yeezus saying he has nothing but love for the rapper.
"My friendship with Kanye is a matter of sympathy and true brotherly love. On the professional side, I believe he is an extremely versatile artist, a renaissance man. It’s not just a matter of good sound; there is the sound, the lyrics, his own outfits, the album cover, the video clips…everything is perfectly taken care of and he creates poetry for your spirit and body. I think he really has great potential."
And instead of complaining about the rapper’s micromanagement like Jean Touitou, Giuseppe claims he actually had an enjoyable experience working with Kanye:
"I enjoyed working with him and observing through his fashion designs the way trends are changing. We all have to follow this wave of change offering new ideas, new incentives to grow. We should all recognize this change and be part of it. Kanye, with his courage and his honesty has done his part. He was not afraid of facing such a dangerous world such as the fashion one, he was not afraid of shouting to everyone who he is."
Well, the shouting part comes as no suprise. LOLz!
The shoe mastermind also proclaimed he’d like to bring Kanye on as a guest designer at Milan Fashion Week, adding:
"People are too hard when something new changes the balance. Unfortunately, the fashion planet is not only a creative system, but also a political machinery. Kanye entered the entire environment with his head held high and his brave nature has to be respected. I think that some little details should be forgiven to brave people; on the contrary, a boring fashion week edition is unforgivable. I really would love having a guest designer like Kanye during Milan’s fashion week. He could shake the system with his adrenaline."
We'd love to see it! And if Giuseppe feels this strongly about working with the new father again, we don't doubt another collaboration will happen in the future.
Maybe they can do a unisex shoe line to go with Kanye's unisex clothing line!!
[Image via WENN.]
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