Kanye is Launching a Grant For Aspiring Fashion Designers

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New York, NY Monday May 04, 2015: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Gala, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York. - Image (Sky Cinema / Shutterstock.com)

Kanye West is offering an incubator program for aspiring fashion designers.

According to Vogue, Kanye West is now giving aspiring creatives an opportunity to reach their dreams by launching an incubator, which provides financial assistance and mentorship to aspiring designers.

To date, there has been one recipient of the fashion design grant. Maisie Schloss, a Chicago-born graduate of Parsons School of Design was the first to benefit from Kanye’s incubator program. She started as a designer for Yeezy’s womenswear team.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 1, 2014: Kim Kardashian & Kanye West at the 2014 LACMA Art+Film Gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. (Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com)

Schloss is now launching her first clothing line in early June in Los Angeles and Paris. The line will have 85 pieces ranging in price from $100 to $950, and she says her line is inspired by robotics. Schloss said working for Kanye was an extremely influential part of her career in fashion.

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May 2, 2016 – New York, New York, USA – Kanye West and Kim Kardashian arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology (Ovidiu Hrubaru / Shutterstock.com)

“Yeezy is a really special environment for growing and developing a career. When I started I was just an assistant, but the highly creative and unconventional atmosphere allowed for me to have visibility and input in a wide variety of projects,” Schloss said. “Kanye very generously offered to support me; he truly cares about sharing resources, creating opportunities for creatives to grow and be recognized.”

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