Kanye West is looking to provide financial and mentorship to up-and-coming artists with his new incubator program. The program will allow those in the areas of fashion and design to receive the assistance provided by Kanye West and his team.
The incubator program has chosen its first beneficiary in Chicago-born, Parsons graduate Maisie Schloss. Schloss was one of the contributors in the Yeezy womenswear design team, she detailed what it was like working for the company in her recent interview with Vogue. “Yeezy is a really special environment for growing and developing a career. When I started I was just an assistant, but the highly creative and unconventional atmosphere allowed for me to have visibility and input in a wide variety of projects,” Schloss said. “Kanye very generously offered to support me; he truly cares about sharing resources, creating opportunities for creatives to grow and be recognized.”
Schloss will launch her Masie Wilen brand next week in Los Angeles and will host another event in Paris later this month. Her capsule will include 85 pieces, ranging from $100 to $950 in prices respectively. “My first collection is inspired by rhythmic gymnastics and robotics, specifically studying how elegant fluidity emerges from rigid systems. Strongly driven by print, the clothes themselves are playful and fashion-forward but rooted in very wearable shapes,” she said.
Salute to Kanye West for helping young artists!