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Kanye West wants to be the ‘Robin Hood’ of fashion

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the 2015 Grammy Awards. Photo/Getty Images

Kanye West says fashion should be accessible for everybody and that he is opposed to the elitism associated with high-end designer clothing.

Speaking to Style.com after his Kanye West x adidas Originals show at New York Fashion Week, West said he wanted to make beautiful products available to as many people as possible.

“[Fashion] is being held and blocked and not given to the people. So this is very much a Robin Hood approach that I have to making clothes.

“Everyone should have the good life. It’s like [Amancio] Ortega [founder of Zara] and H&M group. Before that happened, you could tell who came from money, who didn’t, who had a bigger paycheck, who didn’t.

“It was about separation and I think high fashion is about elitism and separation, and I am completely opposed to that.”

West’s collaborative collection, which included flesh-coloured body suits, military jackets and tracksuit pants, was shown to a host of guests including Beyonce, Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, Anna Wintour and Rihanna.

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