Kanye West has designed a small collection for A.P.C., French purveyors of simple luxury. He created three pieces: a pair of jeans, a hoodie and a T-shirt, but aside from the detail shot above, A.P.C. won't release any photos of the products until they launch in stores on July 14th. The line was teased in West's interview with W last month, where he defended his 2011 Paris fashion week debut, and argued that designing some "sensible" clothes might make critics more open to him putting out "crazy" stuff in the future. A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou met West a couple years ago, and they started planning the capsule collection's pieces during the recording of Watch The Throne. "Those are precious to me and Kanye too, because it took time and thoughts to get here," Touitou wrote in a press release.
photographer Ezra Petronio