Kanye West has always been a trendsetter. Some of the trends that he started, like pastel Polo shirts, deep v-neck tees, tall white tees and furs were different but not game changing. But most of his sometimes bizarre fashion trends have been risky, one of a kind choices that could only come from Ye.
Take for example kilts – man skirts – that Kanye wore on his Watch the Throne Tour. Who but Kanye West could have inspired Diddy and Vin Diesel to follow suit? Then there were shutter shades, sporty eyewear that serve no practical purpose and actually decrease visibility, which may have caused a car accident or two but were in style none-the-less. Louis Vuitton backpacks, the frohawk, driving gloves…the list goes on and on.
And the list continues on today after Kanye’s introduction of the mask from his Yeezus tour, originally inspiring the likes of 2 Chainz and French Montana, presently has Playboi Carti, ASAP Rocky and Travis Scott masking as well. Indeed, Kanye was masking long before Covid, back when such a thing looked certifiably crazy, and he continues on today. What will he wear next? It is anybody’s guess.