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Kanye West designs his own clothing collection for spring 2012

After being named “Stylemaker of the Year” by the Accessories Council last year, American rapper Kanye West has remained a firm fixture on the fashion scene ever since, and it doesn’t appear he’s going anywhere fast.

Despite trying to attend many major autumn/winter 2011 fashion shows this year, and subsequently getting rejected (ahem, Balamain), West has actually met with Central Saint Martins professor and A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou since then, and more recently, collaborated with famed French graphic design and art direction team M/M to produce a collection of silk scarves.

But it seems Kanye is taking his fashion motives one step further to prove he’s deadly serious about the industry – as if wearing Celine whilst performing at Coachella wasn’t enough – by working on his very own clothing collection in Paris.

West has reportedly taken up residence in Paris and will show a collection for spring 2012 in a “presentation-style format” this coming September, reports Fashionista.

We actually don’t know what to expect. But we’re excited all the same.

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