Is Kanye Our Style Icon?

A while ago, I wrote an article on The Fashion Crisis. What I said there, I stand by still, but I have been looking at photos from fashion blogs and magazines, and I think that Kanye could be our generation’s fashion icon.

I think Jay-Z is trying hard to get into that category, but all his suits are in this awkward fit between a stream-lined Italian suit and a Stacy Adams number. His suits are also so unnatural looking on him, they do not reflect his character or personality.

Kanye, on the other hand, seems to dress in a way that not only reflects his personality, but it seems far more daring. I think that reflects the ways in which Kanye’s and Jay-Z’s music follow, Jay-Z is an amazing artist, but he is far more “traditional” compared to Kanye’s use of samples from far outside the typical fodder used for sampling. Does this reflect itself in their clothing? Is Kanye a style icon? Is he our icon? If not, who is, if anyone?

Photo courtesy of Brian’s blog.

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2 Responses to “Is Kanye Our Style Icon?”


  1. 2 tricky October 4, 2008 at 2:43 am

    i was against male purses, but if Kanye´s doing it…


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