An unexpected collaboration between internationally acclaimed hip hop artist Kanye West and the University of Sydney will see next year’s graduates don a radical new academic ensemble.
The traditional undergraduate black gowns have not changed for over 160 years, prompting a rethink for what constitutes 21st century graduand chic.
Mr West is keeping the designs a closely-guarded secret, but part of the early concepts included crumpled velvets, streaks of gold foil and fluro pom-poms on the tradtional felt motar board.
A University spokesperson said “this will be the greatest academic gown collaboration of all time… if it were true. April Fools !"