Throughout his music and fashion career, KANYE West has regularly made risqué outfit choices that many found bizarre.
From sporting oversized shoulder pads to donning form-fitting leggings, the fashion-forward rapper has often found a way to stand out from the crowd.
Though the Yeezy founder’s fashion ensembles have always tried to break new ground, the cutting-edge looks of late haven’t garnered the attention Kanye, 45, was hoping for.
WHAT ARE THESE?
The ‘Life of Pablo’ artist was mocked by critics online when he recently went barefoot on a date with his wife Bianca Censori, 28.
Kanye and Bianca were spotted out and about in Los Angeles, California, strolling around town and grabbing an ice cream cone.
The Stronger singer wore an all-black ensemble and a pair of bright blue socks – which seemed twice as good as shoes.
The musician also wore shoulder pads under his shirt, similar to the gear NFL football players use at games.
Photos of the singer were posted on an internet forum for Kardashian – many users called the new look “ridiculous”.
“He looks like a kid who got kicked out of the team but refuses to take off his training gear,” admitted one Reddit user.
“He looks[s] “like a lego,” said another.
“I think it gives him pleasure to think that he can turn any ridiculous outfit into a mainstream fashion trend,” said a third.
“No, he looks ridiculous,” cried a fourth.
A fifth commenter wrote: “I never understood why people say he’s a fashion genius!!! I just don’t get it… It’s all so hideous.”
A sixth person said: “The socks meet the requirements of the trampoline park.”
“I’m so confused about Kanye’s fashion choices these days,” commented another.
“What the hell am I looking at?” asked one fan.
SORRY NOT CEN-SORI
Kanye’s new wife Bianca also received criticism for her versatile outfit on the ice date.
The Yeezy designer wore a fitted tank top, skin-tight leggings and a pair of glittery heels with matching knee-length socks.
While some fans enjoyed the model’s striking outfit, others poked fun at her sock and shoe combo.
One wrote on Reddit: “She’s wearing socks over her shoes? Yeah, that’s pretty weird… But it’s regular Kanye stuff.”
Another amazed fan asked, “Is she wearing socks over shoes?”
A third posted: “Some days a lady would show up in our office wearing socks over heels.”
“It looked bizarre, but now that Ye’s ‘wife’ is doing it, we’ll probably see more of that.”
Last weekend, on another date night in Los Angeles, Bianca covered her entire face and head with a scarf as part of a weird outfit.
She and Kanye were spotted enjoying an extended two-hour rooftop dinner at the West Hollywood luxury Hotel Edition.
The Gold Digger rapper continued his fashion trend by sporting his previously mocked shoulder pad-style t-shirt and a pair of his controversial sock shoes.
Ye kept the look more reserved, the color of his t-shirt, pants and shoes all being black – except for the red “Berlin” print on his top.
Mirroring her husband’s flamboyant style, Bianca wore an oversized jacket, knee-high boots and a scarf wrapped around her head, leaving only an eye opening.
PO LEASE STOP!
Days later, Kanye sparked concern when fans noticed a bizarre detail on his t-shirt after the rapper was spotted wearing the same top he wore on his ice cream outing.
The graduating artist at Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles with his kids for a Donda rehearsal event.
The fashion mogul wore his latest signature look, which also included shaved eyebrows.
Kanye skipped shoes and instead wore a pair of Yeezy socks, which he paired with cut-off pants and a loose-fitting tee.
The black shirt, which appeared to have shoulder pads underneath, also had a word in white writing on the right side.
“Polizei,” the German word for “police,” was written in capital letters on Kanye’s shirt.
While Kanye may seem to be in his latest era, especially since marrying architectural designer Bianca, some of his clothing choices have caused quite a stir among his fans.
Many quickly drew attention to his shirt and criticized the rapper for wearing it after posting anti-Semitic slurs on social media in 2022.
Kanye was criticized last year for his controversial tirades, which also targeted his ex-wife Kim Kardashian, 42, who has since opened up about how his views have affected her and her family.
Kanye’s “Police” t-shirt caused some people to worry about the questionable piece.
One Reddit The thread included a photo of Kanye with his wife Bianca walking the streets in another similar ensemble.
“Not the German police shirt,” wrote one user.
Another replied: “Well if you thought he was done with this Nazi nonsense he would be like: NO, think again, bastard!”
“What he wears is so insidious and somber when we know he always has his eye on Jewish people.”
“Now he wears a German police shirt. Leave the Germans out and keep your hateful rhetoric to yourself,” wrote a third.
A fourth intervened: “With a GERMAN police shirt, of all things.”
Last month, Kanye was spotted in good spirits as he arrived at the W Hotel in Los Angeles wearing skin-tight leggings and Yeezy sock shoes.
The look consisted of a cropped leather sweater, which he wore over a black t-shirt that hung over his small fanny pack.
For the bottom, the manufacturer opted for a pair of tight-fitting black leggings.
The Yeezy founder has clearly decided to give sneakers a break by choosing to wear a pair of his Yeezy Sock shoes while taking a stroll outside.
The Flashing Lights rapper has been adopting the boxy top, tight butt and shoes look in public lately.
The new appearance follows Kanye’s recent cancellation over his controversial social media posts and latest romance.
Days earlier, she was spotted with Bianca wearing a similar outfit.
The 28-year-old designer was spotted holding Kanye’s hand as the new couple took a stroll around LA.
They wore an oversized black top made of leather-like material paired with black pants.
The pants were thin fabric at the top but resembled a wetsuit at the bottom, with thicker padding on the knees and shins and built-in shoes.
Bianca, on the other hand, was braless, wearing a tight crop top and form-fitting yoga pants, and completed the look with kitten heels and her short blonde hair.
Fans thought Kanye looked unrecognizable as the controversial musician visited his clothing store ahead of the start of his 2023 Yeezy season.
The rapper had swapped his clean-shaven looks for a bushy beard when he stopped by his store in West Hollywood, California.
The Chicago native had no hair on his head, a thick beard and a big smile on his face.
He wore a gray shirt with red stripes across the chest and an emblem on one side.
He paired the top with tight leggings-style pants and green wellies that reached almost to his knees.
FLIP FLOPS AND SOCKS
It’s nothing new for Kanye to be criticized for his style choices, like the rapper was last year was mocked during London Fashion Week for his quirky looks.
On leaving the Burberry catwalk show, the artist covered his head with a hoodie and wore an all-black ensemble.
He was clad in leather from head to toe, sported a beard and glittery flip-flops.
The hitmaker also shared a close-up of his glittery sandals on his Instagram Story.
In the comment sectionFashion critics mocked the star for wearing flip-flops that belonged to his nine-year-old daughter North.
One person teased, “What if he didn’t give North her sandals back?”
Another reviewer added, “His big foot must be in North’s flip flop!” along with a laughing emoji.
A third remarked: “I just want to know why his strides are so far apart! It must be the sandals.”
“Next thing you know he’s pulling out North’s slippers,” one user commented.
One fan chimed in: “I don’t care if North does it, flip flops and socks will never exist!”