The details of Kanye West’s upcoming womenswear label are coming hard and fast these days. Louise Goldin, who has not shown on the catwalk for the past two seasons, has been working with West, Goldin’s Central Saint Martins tutor Louise Wilson recently confirmed: “I can confirm that Kanye has been to visit me twice at Saint Martins and we have briefly discussed this collaboration . . . I think we can expect a well-considered collection, you wouldn’t expect less from a pair of professionals and I warn against dismissing it in haste. There are those who might assume Louise will be doing all the work and Kanye is just the face, I don’t believe this will be the case – he researches thoroughly and is hands on and committed to his work.”
Goldin and West have reportedly set up a studio in Paris, but Goldin is said to be keen to relocate to the United States, prompting rumors that West will show the label at New York Fashion Week.
West has also reportedly been working with Harper’s Bazaar Australia fashion editor and street style favorite Christine Centenera (above) on the line. Centenera met West in March at the Fall 2011 shows during Paris Fashion Week, and has since been flown to Paris twice monthly to work on the collection in a consulting capacity. When asked for comment, Centenera apparently replied that West is a very private person and that it’s not her place to comment.