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Saturday 29 November 2014

Kanye 'enlists former Balmain bigwig'

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Kanye West is said to have offered the former designer at Balmain a job in his new fashion company.

The hip-hop star has a keen interest in fashion and is known to be working on a new brand, after he advertised for staff on LinkedIn.

He has been a regular on the front rows at the current season of shows and it’s now been claimed former Balmain creative director Christophe Decarnin will help create Kanye’s new label.

Vogue.co.uk claims the rapper could even by planning a return to Paris Fashion Week. He previously presented at the bi-annual event in 2011 and 2012, although his efforts were panned by critics.

Kanye and Christophe are known to have a sound working relationship, with rumours the designer created costumes for the hip-hop star several years ago.

The rapper is remaining tight-lipped on his new fashion venture at the moment; although it’s known he plans to be very hands on.

“Unlike those in which celebrities merely lend their name to a label, this venture will have the star power of Mr. West’s artistic vision at the heart and soul of it,” the advertisement on LinkedIn read earlier this month.

Former chief operating officer for lingerie giant Victoria's Secret's PINK line Richard Dent III is said to be the main man backing Kanye's upcoming line.

This collection comes after the hip-hop star launched his namesake label in 2011 and he recently joined forces with A.P.C. to create a menswear line for the French label, which quickly sold out.

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