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Robo Aesthetics With Rick Owens & Balmain
With his robo warrior shutter shades making a scene-stealing statement, West made sure the rest of his wardrobe for 2007's "Stronger" clip also moved exclusively in one direction: forward. In a sharply cut Rick Owens jacket and metallic Balmain jeans, the rapper was careful to align himself with designers and labels whose progressive visions paralleled his own. Ever since, he's been spotted wearing ensembles straight off the Owens and Balmain catwalks, keeping his personal style a few riveting steps beyond more standard red carpet apparel.