Kanye West TV Fashionista .... He's No Calvin Klein

8/15/2015 7:28 AM PDT

Kanye West -- TV Fashionista Says He's No Calvin Klein (VIDEO)

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Kanye West is inspired but not innovative in the fashion department ... so says fashion guru Robert Verdi.

Verdi -- who's hosted "Fashion Police" and designed for stars like Hugh Jackman and Mariska Hargitay -- says Kanye thinks more highly of his fashion skills than other in the biz.

Here's the thing ... Kanye's used to criticism, and he usually comes out on top.