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Kanye is Launching a Grant For Aspiring Fashion Designers


Kanye West is offering an incubator program for aspiring designers.

According to Vogue, 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 to benefit from Kanye's incubator program. She started as a designer for Yeezy's womenswear team.

Kim Kardashian Kanye West 2015
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 1, 2014: & Kanye West at the 2014 LACMA Art+Film at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. (Featureflash Photo Agency /

Schloss is now launching her first clothing line in early June in Los Angeles and . 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 in fashion.

“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 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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