He calls himself the “King of the Youth.” When he’s not palling around with the likes of A$AP Mob, Drake, and Virgil Abloh, the vertically challenged stylist serves as fashion consigliere to none other than Kanye West. Ian O'Connor has won numerous national awards as a sports columnist and is the author of four books, including The New York Times bestseller "Belichick." accessibility of any particular Web page on our website, please contact us at email@example.com So certain things I still really cling on to. Actually, Ian has worked on every Yeezy Season and modeled in all the shows -- you'll spot him as the only model chain-smoking on the runway. The truly plugged in have known him for years, but Ian has gained attention recently because he's the first artist/personality Rocky signed to his AWGE creative collective. In another blog post titled “For Malika,” the artist Jenn Deaux claimed that Connor raped her as well. It's felt not just by his immediate circle of influence but by the streetwear community at large. Will. I’m disgusted with him, because I truly believe that he did everything that they said he did. disabilities. They wouldn’t do it, or they wouldn’t understand it, but they fucked with it. relevant portions of the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA He oversees Highsnobiety's editorial initiatives on the West Coast. It’s really, really sad.”. You might not know his name. address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according While we also got the chance to speak with the self-proclaimed "King of the Youth" a few months back, the 22-year-old's conversation with SSENSE touched on today's hottest topics, such as Instagram and YEEZY Season. Ian has a distinct flair for mixing high with low and blending hip-hop and rock. The style icon/entrepreneur—and architect of the popular Amber Rose SlutWalk—told The Daily Beast that “21 women” had reached out to her to accuse Connor of sexual assault. With the exception of Theophilus London, few men of influence in the hip-hop community have been willing to call out—let alone cut ties with—Connor. “There’s this ‘snitching’ culture where you can’t snitch on a guy, and nobody will ever really respect you if you snitch. Fashion innovator. Follow Ian on Twitter » Follow on Twitter Ian O'Connor has won numerous national awards as a sports columnist and is the author of four books, including The New York Times bestseller "Belichick." But you know Ian Connor's style. That I have now, that I still wear. Like poor as fuck. be aware that our efforts are ongoing. Raf. The company is committed to facilitating the accessibility and usability of its Web site for all people with I believe these girls because they’re from all over the world, they don’t know each other, and they all have the same exact story.”, She adds, “I don’t know why [Connor’s] still walking around. I also interview celebrities as well. I’ve tried to give them a platform, and everything sort of fell through,” she says. Working with a retained accessibility consultant, it is planning to implement over time the I saw that he looked up to Virgil, so it’s like a chain. Ian Connor dropped by the offices of online retailer SSENSE recently for a full photo shoot and interview. *If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you Rose says a number of women have come forward to her and accused the renowned fashion stylist of sexual assault. Actually, I still have flannels from when I was literally 17. “It’s that culture where you can’t say anything and almost have to sweep it under the rug, and I think a lot of [men] feel like, ‘Well, who cares? "Being the face for it, he was the king of the youth.". It's kissed the wardrobes of Wiz Khalifa, Kylie Jenner, more than 440 thousand Instagram followers, and yesterday's Yeezy Season 3 offering. “They have, but it’s not my place to discuss it,” offer Rose. Thankfully, we have A$AP Rocky. It was over years, since I was under Virgil at like 19. https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/696832959068905477. An 18-year-old girl has become the latest to accuse Ian Connor, Kanye West's fashion consultant, of rape. 13-jun-2015 - The self-proclaimed “King of the Youth” sounds off on drugs, when he wants to die, and what, exactly, it is that he does. No stranger to controversy, enjoy some choice quotes below and follow the link at the bottom for the entire interview. “People look at celebrities—or influencers—as though they can get any girl they want, so why would they rape girls or sexually assault girls? The allegations began surfacing in early 2016, when Malika Anderson, then a senior at Emory University, penned a blog post titled, “Ian Connor Is a Rapist and I Know Firsthand.” In it, Anderson alleged that Connor sexually assaulted her on Oct. 5, 2014, penetrating her without her consent. "I noticed that his influence on Tumblr and on the internet doing streetwear fashion," Rocky explained to Forbes. Just like the kids who look up to me who don’t know who Bari is, but they know I look up to Bari, they’re gonna look up to him just because that’s your idol’s idols, you know what I’m saying? Maybe you don't even know his face. Creative director. with Disabilities Act (”ADA”). It's kissed the wardrobes of Wiz Khalifa, Kylie Jenner, more than 440 thousand Instagram followers, and yesterday's Yeezy Season 3 offering. Jan 15, 2016 - Observer. or call +49 (0)30 235 908 500. In addition to London, one of the precious few famous voices to have these women’s backs has been Amber Rose. Our website will be tested on a periodic basis with assistive technology such Follow Ian on Twitter » Ian Connor dropped by the offices of online retailer SSENSE recently for a full photo shoot and interview. Rose can’t believe it. Close. The teenager has told Daily Mail Online … The allegations began surfacing in early 2016, when Malika Anderson, then a senior at Emory University, penned a blog post titled, “Ian Connor Is a Rapist and I Know Firsthand.” Do you remember a first, favorite piece of clothing that got you into high fashion? How did that come about? But they do, and it’s horrible. To numerous women, however, he’s known as something else entirely: rapist. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please specify the Web page(s) to regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. So therefore I’m the best." Like, I. Lose. Shirts [clapping for emphasis]. Like, before “fashion,” I was weird, but people fucked with me. You can object to the use of your e-mail (Connor has denied the allegations.). They felt it was their word against that of a wealthy, well-connected celebrity hanger-on. These girls put themselves in these situations, so they deserve it.’ That’s obviously everything I speak about at my SlutWalk. But that was in late 2016, well before the #MeToo movement began holding powerful men accountable for their actions, and so despite the deluge of allegations, the 25-year-old Connor continues to thrive in the fashion world. Our full interview with Amber Rose will run early next week. Please “They’re hopefully going to come out and tell their own stories, so it’s not for me to say.”. It doesn’t matter if you go to his house at midnight or five o’clock in the morning, you always have the right to say no.”. Indeed, one of the problems with the Connor case is that many of the women he allegedly targeted are young, poor and black, so they were too afraid to report him. ©2020 Viacom International Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ... One thing that’s very troubling that’s going on right now is the situation with Ian Connor.
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