Kanye West plans to launch a fashion incubator, an initiative that will provide mentorship and financial assistance to ‘aspiring creatives in fashion, design, and more’.Kanye’s program will provide financial assistance and mentorship to budding talent in the fields of fashion and design. The first person who’s received the grant is Chicago-born, Parsons graduate Maisie Schloss, who was one part of the Yeezy womenswear design team.
“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 told Vogue. “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 brand, called Masie Wilen, next week in Los Angeles at a friends-and-family event and will host another happening in Paris later this month