Kanye West is afraid 3D printers will spoil the style business

Kanye West is afraid 3D printers will ruin the fashion industry

Kanye West has a approach with phrases. He is not recognized for sometimes, if ever, holding again on no matter ideas cross his thoughts. In a current episode of Protecting Up with the Kardashians, the musician-turned-self-proclaimed-designer had an fascinating factor to say about 3D printers: He believes they may spoil the style business. Throughout a go to to the Tumo Centre for Artistic Applied sciences in Yerevan, Armenia, Kanye was proven a 3D printer and stated, “That is what I am afraid of right here, 3D printing, as a result of the web destroyed the music business and now that is what we’re afraid of proper now with the textile business.” The varsity information tried to defend the machine by telling him it does not print designs by itself, mentioning that you simply want somebody to convey these to life within the first place. “Yeah. What I am saying [is] there’ll come a time the place it is, like, individuals are making the footwear at residence,” he replied.

Kanye’s level is fascinating provided that established designers like Karl Lagerfeld, the artistic director of Chanel, used 3D printing to make one of many model’s fall 2015 ladies’s fits — which was described by The New York Occasions as “a bit bit futuristic.” Not solely that, however as an alternative of specializing in how these kinds of instruments also can assist up-and-coming designers (who do not have the backing of a serious firm like Adidas, as he does), Kanye appears to be nervous about individuals solely utilizing them to create counterfeits and knockoffs. It is an comprehensible concern, positive, nevertheless that is been an issue since earlier than shopper-grade 3D printers even existed.

There’s an excerpt from the episode over at Gawker, when you’re inquisitive about watching it.

[Image credit: Getty Images for Kanye West Yeezy]

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