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As blogged previously Kanye West returned to the runways of Paris this week to unveil his Autumn / Winter 2012 womenswear collection. After a rocky start last season, the rapper-turned-designer wasn't about to bow down to his critics despite not really having the credentials to justify a show at Paris Fashion Week.

Helping to cement his spot on the schedule were pals Alicia Keys and Kim Kardashian who took up the front row in an effort to bring a bit of star power. Kim instantly made headlines for wearing a pair of £3,681 woollen sandals which were designed by West for his Spring / Summer 2013 collection in collaboration with Giuseppe Zanotti. She also climbed on board a go cart which was part of the show's after-party events.

But on to the clothes...

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The reviews so far for this collection have been marginally better, but it seems Kanye is far from really deserving a place at Paris Fashion Week. Having said that his Autumn 2012 offering was sexy and a little bit rock 'n' roll with loads of fur, black leather, and crocodile skins. Needless to say this one had Kardashian written all over it.

The improvement was there although there have been plenty of comparisons to Givenchy. Pieces did seem to fit better this time around and work with the model's body instead of against it. However, the overall feeling is that as long as the fashion jury is up in the air, so is his future as a legitimate womenswear designer.

Tell us, what do you think of Kanye's AW12 collection?