Kanye West announces grant for emerging designers

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Source: Refinery29

Source: Refinery29

Kanye West is giving back to the people.

According to Vogue, the rapper/designer has launched an incubator program for emerging designers. It will see West provide financial support and mentorship to young fashion creatives.

Former Yeezy womenswear designer Maisie Schloss is the first to receive the grant. With Kanye’s support, the budding designer is now launching her own brand called Maisie Wilen.

“Kanye very generously offered to support me,” she told Vogue. “He truly cares about sharing resources, creating opportunities for creatives to grow and be recognized.”

“My first collection is inspired by rhythmic gymnastics and robotics, specifically studying how elegant fluidity emerges from rigid system,” she told Vogue. “Strongly driven by print, the clothes themselves are playful and fashion-forward but rooted in very wearable shapes.”

Schloss is not the first who has benefitted from Kanye’s eye for talent either. He’s also supported the careers of designers such as Heron Preston and Virgil Abloh.

We can’t wait to see what talent emerges from his mentorships.

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