The latest accusations involve the 2017 holiday collection for Kid Supply, a children’s line she launched with Kanye West earlier this year. The new range includes pieces like faux fur coats, beanies, sweatshirts, and new miniature Yeezys; however, some of the designs aren’t exactly original. In fact, some say they’re full-on rip-offs of Rei Kawakubo and Demna Gvasalia designs.
Diet Prada pointed this out on Tuesday, sharing an Instagram post that compared the Kid Supply pieces—an embroidered bomber and sequins dress—to the Comme des Garçons and Vetements originals.
“Just when we thought you may have rocked the glitter better than Bey, you had to go and rip an extremely limited edition @commedesgarcons x Kosho & Co souvenir jacket for your @thekidssupplyline AND that one-of-a-kind custom sequin @vetements_official dress made specially for North,” Diet Prada wrote in the caption. “Great message for the little ones!”
But a spokesperson for Kid Supply insists the pieces weren’t copies. They were an “homage.” The child-size replicas were reportedly made for Kim and Kanye’s children, North and Saint. After the designs received positive feedback on social media, Kid Supply decided to reproduced and sell the pieces as the “Rei bomber” and the “Demna dress.”
“The idea behind Kids Supply is to give people the opportunity to purchase things that would never be available for children otherwise,” a Kid Supply representative told 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.”
Kim addressed the accusations via Twitter on Wednesday, claiming all proceeds from both pieces will be go towards the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.