What was most confounding about [Kanye] West's behavior, after years of obsessive study of the [fashion] industry, was that he demonstrated very little understanding of how he might actually be perceived by retailers and editors who have a vast amount of experience at detecting utter nonsense.
...and FLG immediately thought himself -- experience at detecting utter nonsense? Last time FLG checked Thom Browne is considered a highly influential menswear designer. Yet, he does shit like this. Which reminds FLG of a video, jump to the 2:45 mark, in which Alan Flusser eviscerates Browne.
But this point isn't about picking on Thom Browne, it's about the idea that the fashion industry can detect utter nonsense. The fashion industry is up to its ears in utter nonsense.