Kim Kardashian was, however, nowhere to be seen. Here are the highlights and reports from the day’s great shows including Celine, Kenzo and Chloe. KANYE WEST AND RIHANNA BOTH COORDINATE STYLES, SKIP OSCARS, TURN UP LATE He skipped the 86th annual Oscars but was West trying to draw media attention away from the Dolby Theatre ceremony at by wearing a massive reflective emergency band on the back of his long black Givenchy jacket? Whatever the reason the look matched the other front row star, Rihanna, who was also in black. The “Bad Girl” singer also ditched Hollywood Boulevard and, as it happens, a va-va-voom gown in favor of a black street look and menswear Givenchy jacket with a turned-back cap and mesh on her face.
(Matt Sayles / Invision / AP / February 19, 2014) Also By Gerrick D. Kennedy March 3, 2014, 2:07 p.m. Kanye West and Jay Zs collaborative relationship has already yielded plenty of hits, a critically heralded joint album and a blockbuster tour. Now the two hip-hop heavyweights are aligning their business endeavors. Wests watch Kim Kardashian Ray J video design and content house Donda has entered into a partnership with Jays Roc Nation, the companies announced in a joint statement on Monday. The partnership will focus on Wests international recording brand and his touring ventures.
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Kanye launched the company back in 2009 when he collaborated with Louis Vuitton on a footwear collection, and in 2011 DONDA designed the packaging and tour for Jay and ‘Ye’s Watch the Throne album. The company, named after Kanye’s mother Donda West, also designed the latest Nike Air Yeezy sneakers, collaborated with A.P.C. on clothing last year and, of course, designed the artwork and marketing campaign for Yeezus. They will also be responsible for working on Kanye’s new Adidas line that will debut in the fall. Outside of Kanye’s own projects, DONDA has designed for artists that include Lil Wayne and Pusha T. Weezy gave the team creative control of the cover art for his album I Am Not A Human Being II, and Pusha did the same for My Name Is My Name.
Named after Kanyes late mother, Donda was launched in 2009 when West collaborated with Louis Vuitton for a footwear collection. The rapper officially branded the company in 2011 when it designed packaging and other elements for the duos Watch the Throne tour. Watch the pair in action, here: Donda also designed two versions of Wests Nike Air Yeezy sneakers, and developed two capsule lines with APC. The company is also set to work on Wests upcoming Adidas line, which will hit stores in the fall. Donda is also credited for designing the album packaging for Lil Waynes I Am Not a Human Being II, Pusha Ts My Name is My Name, and 2 Chainzs Based on a T.R.U. Story.
Kanye West’s DONDA Has Partnered With Jay Z’s Roc Nation
Wests international recording brand and worldwide touring ventures. A multi-discipline design and content company, DONDA saw its early beginnings seeded by the 2009 footwear collaboration with fashion house Louis Vuitton. That collaboration spurred demand for Mr. Wests design sensibilities with fashion and apparel brands around the globe, including Nike and Adidas. DONDA continues its influence in the world of apparel: two versions of the Nike AIR YEEZY each of which has sold out worldwide in just minutes two celebrated capsule lines with Parisian brand A.P.C. also instantly sold-out and the highly-anticipated new line with Adidas, slated to debut this fall.
The 36-year-old rapper is firing back at a lawsuit that the family of David Pryor filed last year accusing him of stealing music for his hit Gold Digger, claiming he did not sample from Thunder & Lightnings Bumpin Bus Stop. Read the Documents Pryors family was seeking damages for the illegal use of the song and asked a judge to stop West from selling his hit single. But in the court documents obtained by Radar, West claims he didnt sample Pryors song and argues that the phrase, Get down girl, get down, get down is not something that can be copyrighted. Kim Kardashian s baby daddy also points to the statute of limitations, which prevents the family from filing the lawsuit even if he didsample from Bumpin Bus Stop because it caused no harm to Pryor. West is demanding the lawsuit be thrown out.