Kim Kardashian was likely the first person in the world to wear Kanye West’s forthcoming collection for Adidas, rocking a full look to his Fashion Week show last February. Kanye followed up his debut with interviews claiming he wanted to be all about delivering a range that non-celebs could afford to wear, but the question was left of exactly how he expected the spandex and nylon pieces to really fit into average closets. His wife might have just given us the answer.
To jet out of London’s Heathrow Airport today, Kim chose a tight, powder pink jumpsuit covered with one of her favorite ankle-length coats. The jumpsuit is certainly nothing new for her, but the styles she typically gravitates toward are usually silky or dramatic, whether due to wide-leg pants or a plunging neckline. Conversely, this one looks super simple, sharing more DNA with a classic pair of long johns.
It definitely is not one of Kanye’s runway samples: It appears to be cotton, whereas the pieces he showed had more in common with thin stockings and were pretty sheer, worn layered over each other or visible undergarments. The original necklines were also high, boat-neck styles (though no surprise that Kim would ask for a custom piece to be cut down).
Even understanding the differences, doesn’t there just seem to be too much shared DNA to completely ignore? Consider the long, clean lines and the way it appears to be athletic apparel without actually being athletic apparel.
Kim’s airport suit also featured a visible center seam running down the bodice, a shared element with the skintight tops Kanye’s runway had. Her style’s pants are finished with a simple hem at the ankle like you’d see on a pair of leggings, and while the Kanye x Adidas clothes all appeared to be simply cut, there’s a high chance they’d be finished during production to avoid the fabric fraying or rolling too much.
Bottom-line, there’s no hard proof we’re looking at a Kanye-designed piece, but enough shared factors make for a pretty good style conspiracy story.