She has an explanation as to why the designs are so similar.
Kim Kardashian has been one busy woman lately, balancing a bunch of businesses including a cosmetics range, KKW Beauty, and a children’s clothing line, Kids Supply.
However, the new Kids Supply collection has landed her in hot water, with fashion Instagram account Diet Prada accusing her of ripping off the work of two other designers – Rei Kawakubo and Demna Gvasalia.
The account first drew attention to the likeness between the
Comme des Garcons x Kosho & Co. souvenir jacket – on the left here – and the one released by Kids Supply on the right.
They went on to share these two photos of the jackets for comparison.
Of course, people were outraged.
But Kim has now offered an explanation for the designs being so similar.
In two Instagram videos announcing the pieces, Kim revealed that Kids Supply had come up with an idea to raise money for charity.
She said North and Saint were asked to name their favourite items of clothing. North chose the silver dress and Saint chose the bomber jacket. They then remade the pieces, named them after the designers who inspired them, and are planning to sell them in their range with all of the proceeds going directly to charity.
Kim confirmed in the video that they'd be donating “100% of the proceeds to Los Angeles Children's Hospital for the holidays.”
A spokesperson for Kim then gave more details on the situation.
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The spokesperson said:
The idea behind Kids Supply is to give people the opportunity to purchase things that would never be available for children otherwise. 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. The Rei jacket was a mixture of some our favourite souvenir jacket art. We have been collecting for years and have an archive of them. We named it the Rei Jacket out of the utmost respect for her. 100% of the proceeds from both pieces will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.