Is Kanye collaborating with A.P.C. again?
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By now, it’s become routine for Kanye x A.P.C. collaborations to be revealed on the low in magazine profiles—which is seriously shocking given how vocal Ye is. Recall how the pair’s first time working together was revealed in one unassuming sentence—”That might be accomplished by his new men’s capsule collection of jeans, T-shirts, and hoodies for a hip French brand, to be unveiled in July”—that took a few glances to unearth thanks to the endless Yisms sprinkled throughout the piece. Well, according to a recent profile of A.P.C.’s founder Jean Touitou at Business of Fashion, the pair will unleash another capsule collection. “If I do a collection with Kanye West, obviously I’m taking risks,” Touitou told BoF, who then wrote “Touitou confirms that A.P.C. will collaborate with…Kanye West…again.”
How risky can a Kanye collaboration reeeally be though, given that Ye’s first batch for A.P.C. caused the U.S. site to crash within seconds after the collection went live? Even with its steep price tags ($120 for a “hip-hop T-shirt”? You crazy for this one, Ye!), the rapper’s collection of basics nearly sold out completely. Or is Touitou referring to Ye’s cantankerous personality? Touitou’s gone on record before talking about the challenges of working with him: “He could want a piece to be baggy and skinny at the same time…[but] oh well, you just find a way.” Hopefully, the pair also found a way to lower the prices on their collection this time around. There’s no info yet on a release date, but stay tuned here.