Kanye West has a radically new idea for dealing with the homeless crisis in Los Angeles … he wants homeless people to get some experience modeling the clothes they make.
Here’s the deal … Kanye is working with streetwear brand Skid Row Fashion Week on a new collaboration and runway show with the ultimate goal of helping the homeless.
David Sabastianthe founder of Skid Row Fashion Week, tells TMZ … that he met Kanye earlier this month while Ye was recording “Donda 2” at his studio in the Arts District of Los Angeles, near Skid Row, and they decided to create a Yeezy X Skid Row Fashion Week collaboration for apparel.
David says his company donates a portion of all sales to help those living in Skid Row and the factory that makes the clothes employs the homeless. Additionally, the Yeezy partnership will use 100% of the proceeds to help the homeless in Skid Row.
The fashion line will be out on Feb.22, and we’re told the sales money will help hire more homeless struggling people to work in the Skid Row Fashion Week factory.
Additionally, David says he and Kanye are in the early stages of planning a fashion show where they would hire people from the SRFW factory to model the clothes.
We’re told they also want the items found on Skid Row to be integrated into ensembles. One of the ideas kicked around: a duvet with a garbage bag.
As we previously reported, Kanye met with leaders of the city of Los Angeles to discuss ways to resolve the humanitarian crisis in Los Angeles … and that’s just one piece of the puzzle.