Russell Simmons understands what Kanye West wants to do the for fashion industry for black designers. What Russell wishes that Kanye understood is how much patience is needed to be taken seriously in the world of fashion.
To illustrate, Russell reflected when helped Jay Z kick off his first clothing deal. There was even a time when Puff had better stuff than Russell, but it took time until they were all taken seriously by fashion buyers. It takes the fashion industry time to believe rappers as designers and this is what Russell wants Kanye to understand.
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