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Kanye West: Dressing is emotional

Kanye West believes wearing layers can "express" people's feelings.

The Yeezus rapper hasn't only made a name for himself in the music industry but is also an avid fashion follower. Earlier this month he unveiled his latest and final collaboration with French ready-to-wear-brand A.P.C. and had a big input in the designs.

When it comes to dressing himself, Kanye believes clothing should have a deeper meaning than just looking good.

"If you're wearing layers, you can be in LA, New York, Paris, in an airport lounge, or on a plane, taking layers on and off however. And the proportions get emotional," he explained to the August issue of GQ magazine. "You know how a graphic can express a feeling or an emotion? Layers can, too."

For the photoshoot to accompany his spread Kanye can be seen wearing a range of dapper and stylish ensembles, such as leather jogging pants and a tweed coat.

It seems the 37-year-old musician is more a fan of neutral tones than bright colours, and relies on textures to break it up.

"Most clothes are black or white. But I don't like all that contrast," he added. "It looks either too work, too waiter, or too wedding-y to me. If that's even a word, wedding-y. Anyway, that's why I like tonal. There's less contrast; it's more casual."

He also shared one of his preferred shades to wear, describing military green as "classic" and "masculine" - "all the stuff men's clothes are supposed to be."

Kanye is known for having a high opinion of himself and dresses accordingly. He chooses pieces which reflect his status as well as being on trend.

"Skinny pants are rock 'n' roll. And big coats are really hip-hop," he said. "I'm looking for 50 percent rock 'n' roll, 50 percent hip-hop, 50 percent genius. Because, you know - for genius, you have to be at a hundred and fifty percent."

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