Kanye West Fires Back At Fashion Week Creator Fern Mallis: You Won’t Stop Me
Kanye West has responded to criticism from Fern Mallis, the style industry leader and Fashion Week creator who dissed West while speaking with reporters at a recent runway show. He took to Twitter on Friday to offer his thoughts, and it sounds like he doesn’t want a fight or feud as much as some understanding.
The New York Post had quoted Mallis as saying, “I’m kind of over Kanye. I mean, I’m not a fan of his music, and the attitude and the agenda is not my style.” The comments were made at a Jeremy Scott show both Mallis and West attended. On Friday, West tweeted:
To Fern Mallis: I just want you to understand that attempting to do clothing has been very difficult and I have encountered countless amounts of bigotry along the way. I have millions of ideas and I represent a new generation just trying to express themselves in a broken world.
I don’t call myself a designer as I was not allowed to go to Saint Martins because I was too famous by the time I realized I wanted to design. Fame is often looked down upon in the design world, so it’s actually been something I had to overcome. All we have are our dreams, and you can step on our dreams and ideas all you want, but we won’t stop fighting.
We want to innovate and we will win someday. If you wanna have a drink with me, book a table at the spotted pig when I’m back in NY.
Mallis has yet to reply publicly. West has been making plenty of headlines in recent weeks, for everything from the launch of his Yeezy sneakers to his latest pro-Beyonce stunt at the Grammys to his diss of ex-girlfriend Amber Rose during a “Breakfast Club” interview that was aired earlier on Friday. What do you think of what he told Mallis?