Ski ninja by day, gentleman by night. West’s alter egos play out in his latest collaboration with the French brand.
A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou acted as West’s mentor with the two working closely alongside for their second collaboration, their first selling out in mere moments in July last year and crashing the brand’s website. The A.P.C. half of this AW14 collection riffed on the pair's shared inspirations of Yves Saint Laurent, Marcel Proust and Kurt Cobain, with elegant tailoring, modernist silhouettes and distressed denim. West's contribution amped up on street.
How they wore it:
Faces were partially covered by a sweatshirt hoody that draped around the eyes and covered the mouth, while feet were shod in West's favoured Timberland-style boots. A red woolen knit beanie was pulled down to cover the entire face, like a balaclava.
No music just silence as West explained his inspiration, reasoning and motivation behind each piece during the fifteen-minute presentation.
From the simplicity of his first A.P.C. collection, considered subtle additions and refined embellishments were noticeable here. A parka came trimmed in fox fur, while a cargo jacket featured a discreet line of fur on the back hem. West also spent some time in the A.P.C. archive, choosing to revive a pair of motorcycle pants of wax cotton and suede with buttons to adjust the fit. He admitted that most of the line was inspired by his own tastes, explaining, "this sweater is dope as fuck. That's like some shit I would wear to the airport."