Kanye West has been called out by a Givenchy Designer for Stealing his designs and claiming them as his own. Kanye recently shared a series of scientific sketches his twitter was describing them as “where a YEEZY study for base layer starts” and that he is “so excited about our new design team.”
It has now come to light that these designs actually belong to Tony Spackman who currently works for Givenchy.
The designs were actually sketched back in 2005 when Spackman was working for Nike on a collection called ‘Nike React’ “When Kanye rips your 13 year old Nike sketch and claims it” He also stated that Kanye had photoshopped out the date and ripped the image straight from his web site. Not good!
Ever-controversial Kanye is no stranger to digging in the far reaches of the internet for inspiration. Is Ye just showing his creative process with inspiration images or claiming the work to be his own? Photoshopping out the title of the sketch in the top left corner is pretty much a dead giveaway lol. The original by designer @tonyspackman was done in 2005 for a @nike collection called "Living Apparel" which eventually became "Nike React", a running collection grounded in freedom of movement and human comfort. Can we just call it Yee💤y now? 😴 • #yeezy #kanyewest #kanye #kimye #theft #inspiration #illustration #design #fashiondesign #sportswear #streetwear #athleisure #nike #streetstyle #running #nikerunning #hypebeast #highsnobiety #snobshots #wiwt #ootd #copycat #knockoff #wtf #dietprada
A friend of Kanyes recently said “I don’t know if I’ve ever seen him like this, He’s all over the place. Excited. Loud. He’s sleeping very little, texting at all hours of the day or night. Coming up with ideas, sending them to people and instructing everyone to drop everything and collaborate. He truly feels like it’s the most exciting stuff in the world. It’s like he has discovered a cure for cancer. He’s that excited. And what he wants from you is to acknowledge that excitement and to reflect it back to him”
Kayne is yet to respond to the claims.