Earlier this month, Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian stepped out in style for 2 Chainz and Kesha Ward’s wedding in Miami Florida.
While the 37-year-old reality star showed off her curves in a latex neon green dress, the 41-year-old rapper-fashion designer rocked a mint green Louis Vuitton suit without a shirt, and in turn showing off his chest. But what everyone talked about were his Yeezy gray slides.
That was not the first time Kanye would be turning orthodoxy on its head for something funky and new, however, this time, the slides riled the internet because it was what everyone was talking about, and not the wedding they stepped out for.
Well, Kanye is out here defending his style; according to him, the slides were inspired by the Japanese.
See his post below.
Also, his friend and former collaborator Virgil Abloh told Refinery29 that those criticising the slides might have missed the “bigger picture.
“That was the most important outfit of recent memory. It gave me hope after all the oversaturation of fashion where every two weeks there a new It shoe,” the designer said. “He and I are fans of fashion and are obviously self-taught. We both got to a place where we were able to make these things and make them in our image. And to me, that image is as important as all of the Black women on the September covers […] I think when people focus on something as small as the sandal, they might lose the bigger picture. Our heads are down and we’re creating, we’ve been trailblazing since before.”