Kim Kardashian Is Being Accused Of Stealing These Designs For Her Kids Collection
The Kashian-Jenner family are no strangers to fashion accusations. They might know how to rock a street-style look and stun on the red carpet, but they seem to have trouble making their own, original designs. Just days after launching the second drop of her children's clothing company, Kim Kardashian is being accused of copying high-end designs for her Kids Supply holiday collection. According to Page Six, she actually did it on purpose.
On top of her KKW Beauty Line, Kimojis, and KKW Fragrance line, Kardashian also has her own kids clothing line. The first round of The Kids Supply releases brought streetwear styles and casual meets formal attire based on what Kardashian and Kanye West are often seen wearing.
So much so that this time there are allegedly exact replicas of high-end designs that Kardashian wore herself. The items in question are the "Rei Bomber," which is eerily similar to a Commes De Garçon x Kosho & Co. collab, and the "Demna dress," which resembles a design from Vetements.
“The idea behind Kids Supply is to give people the opportunity to purchase things that would never be available for children otherwise," a representative for Kids Supply tells Page Six. "We decided to release the Demna dress after making one on our own for North because it got such a great reaction and an overflow of people wanting it for their own children. We named it the Demna dress to pay homage to him as it was one of Kim and North’s favorite mommy and me moments.”
Oddly enough, Kardashian is coming forward and saying that she paid "homage" to the design, despite it being nearly an exact replica. In a tweet, Kardashian justified the intentional redesign by saying that the proceeds will be going to charity.
"We took 2 pieces from North & Saint’s closet that are their favorite pieces & recreated them. 100% or the proceeds for those pieces are being donated to The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles," Kardashians tweet from Dec. 6 reads.
There is no word on whether or not the brands Commes Des Garçon or Vetements were let in on the idea. As of Dec. 7, neither of the brands have released a statement on the alleged plagiarism.
We took 2 pieces from North & Saint's closet that are their favorite pieces & recreated them. 100% or the proceeds for those pieces are being donated to The Children's Hospital Los Angeles.— (@kimkardashian) #
“The Rei jacket was a mixture of some our favorite souvenir jacket art," the Kids Supply rep told Page Six. "We have been collecting for years and have archive of them. We named it the Rei Jacket out of the utmost respect for her.”
Regardless of where the money goes, there's no doubt that the designs are similar. According to Plagiarism.com, the act of plagiarizing is "to use (another's production) without crediting the source." The Kids Supply designs might be inspired by other outfits, but they have the brand's logo on the tag.
This is far from the first time that the Kardashian-Jenners have had problems with plagiarism, either. Earlier in the year, Kendall and Kylie Jenner were under fire for using a photographers image on their graphic tees without their permission. The shirts paid homage to the iconic rappers Tupac and Biggie and superimposed an image of the Jenners on top of them.
Fans are not happy to see that the Kids Supply have purposefully knocked off outfits. Whether these designs give back the proceeds or not, that is no reason to steal images. The idea behind the brand has been criticized for its' flaws in general, seeing as Kardashian and West are taking their own designs and shrinking them down to sell for children.
As of Dec. 7, Kids Supply shows no sign of slowing down or taking the designs off the website.