Connect with us
FashionNova Kim Kardashian West Missguided FashionNova Kim Kardashian West Missguided

Entertainment

KKW Tells Designers Do As I Say, Not As I Do

mm

Published

on

Having suddenly developed a conscience, Kim Kardashian West is concerned about the integrity of fashion designers who duplicate styles from iconic designers. How drôle!

Pot, meet Kettle.

It’s funny, in a cosmic sort of way. A woman who has developed her brand by co-opting Black culture wants to hold companies accountable for employing a tactic she and her siblings have used for nearly a decade. Last night, Kim Kardashian West expressed her disappointment with fast fashion companies. Taking aim at online retailers like FashionNova, who quickly replicate high fashion styles for affordable prices, Kim said she was devastated. Angry that true designers could be ripped off so easily, Kim claims this could complicate business relationships with various fashion houses.

The designs in question are a slinky, black dress designed by Thierry Mugler and a gold look that Kanye commissioned for a Miami trip last summer. Within just three hours of posting the gold dress on February 8th, Missguided had it posted on their Instagram. The image is currently removed from their feed but the caption read as follows:

“The devil works hard but Missguided works harder @kimkardashian you’ve only got a few days before this drops online”

“I can no longer sit silent”

Kim had not publicly commented on Missguided’s appropriation of her ensemble. After FashionNova released images of the Mugler duplicate, she was dismayed. This led her to release a statement in the form of several tweets, which she posted to Instagram as well.

“It’s devastating to see these fashion companies rip off designs that have taken the blood, sweat, and tears of true designers who have put their all into their original ideas. I’ve watched these companies profit off my husband’s work for years and now that it’s also affecting designers who have been so generous to give me access to their beautiful works, I can no longer sit silent.”

Columbused

It’s interesting to note that while she is championing for the intellectual works of luxury brands, she stood by as several seasons of her husband’s designs were sold as counterfeits and off-label copies. In the past, Kim Kardashian West and her siblings, excluding Kourtney, were accused of exploiting the complexities of fashion design copyright, for which there were little protections until late 2015. This makes her sudden enlightenment on ownership of intellectual property laughable for those of us who recall the many instances things looked all too familiar in Kardashian/Jenner storefronts.

“I often plan for weeks”

Hoping to salvage her relationships with luxury designers, Kim continued:

Only two days ago, I was privileged enough to wear a one-of-a-kind vintage Mugler dress and in less than 24 hours it was knocked off and thrown up on a site – but it’s not for sale. You have to sign up for a waitlist because the dress hasn’t even been made to sell yet. This is a way to get people to sign up for their mailing list and make people believe there is some kind of relationship between me and this fashion site. There is not.

This segment of her claims is complicated by screenshots captured by Instagram fashion blogger Diet Prada. The user alleges that not only did Kim Kardashian West conspire with FashionNova, they had photos of the design ready for their website 4 days prior to Kim’s original post. Still, Kim went on with her crusade to guard high fashion designs from us poors.

My relationships with designers are very important to me. It’s taken me over a decade to build them and I have a huge amount of respect for the amount of work that they put into bringing their ideas to life. I often plan for weeks, sometimes months, and even a year in advance, and I’m grateful for every fashion moment those designers and their dresses have helped me create. So, as always, don’t believe everything you read and see online. I don’t have any relationships with these sites. I’m not leaking my looks to anyone, and I don’t support what these companies are doing.”

You Only Care When It Hurts You

When Khloe allegedly copied the designs of Destiney Bleu by ordering one of every item from her “DBleudazzled” collection, Kim was remarkably silent.

Original DBleudazzled and Khloe Kardashian

Kim was nowhere to be found when Kylie supposedly copied the imagery of lip artist Vlada Haggerty and camo designs of PLUGGEDNYC.

Original Vlada Haggerty (pink) and Kylie’s Knockoff Design (gold)

How could we forget the time Kylie and Kendall used the likenesses of deceased rappers and rockers for those disrespectfully tacky t-shirts?

We would be remiss if we didn’t mention the times Kim columbused her way through an industry. She caught fire for mimicking the recognizable Jean Paul Gautier bottle for her KKW Body fragrance. Kim worked to save face after rumors she and Kanye duplicated kid’s wear from Comme des Garcons and Vetements. The entire Kardashian-Jenner clan stood accused of stealing a whole concept from Lip Lace jeweler, Tanaya Henry.

On behalf of these silenced indie designers, please miss us with your self-righteous indignation. If you turned a blind eye to it when you and your family stood to profit from the efforts of underground artists, designers, and creatives, don’t cry now that you’re losing the game you paid to play.

It was not intentional

In response to Kim Kardashian West’s statements, FashionNova issued a response to Glamour. A representative for the online fashion store said:

“We respect the fashion community and work with a variety of vendors, designers, influencers, and celebrities to keep our style offering fresh and relevant. Kim Kardashian West is one of the top fashion icons in the world that our customers draw inspiration from. However, we have not worked with Kim Kardashian West directly on any of her projects but have been driven by her influential style.

Comments

comments

Entertainment

Harvey Weinstein Allegedly Reaches $44 Million Lawsuit Settlement

mm

Published

on

According to several news outlets, disgraced entertainment mogul Harvey Weinstein has reached a $44 million settlement with several of his accusers and creditors. With $30 million going to survivors of his depravity and $14 million going to legal fees, Weinstein still isn’t out of the water just yet. The former famed producer is set to go to trial for his many criminal charges in New York this September.

Accused of sexual harassment by more than 80 women, Harvey Weinstein is attempting to settle out of court before standing trial. He is currently only facing criminal charges for sexual violence against two women despite the many complaints waged against him. Since sexual harassment is deemed a civil violation, the outcome of this settlement could set a horrific standard for the treatment of victims of sexual misconduct.

The total sum of $44 million is set to be paid by insurance policies. However, that is contingent upon the finalization of the current agreement. The current deal states $30 million would be split between alleged victims, creditors of his former studio, and some former employees. But there will be no vindication for Weinstein in light of the #MeToo movement which has shed light on many injustices within and outside of the entertainment industry.

As Weinstein continues to hold to his “not guilty” plea, onlookers will have to await the beginning of his criminal trial, which is set for September 9th.

Comments

comments

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Jussie Smollett’s Case File Unsealed, Prosecution Details Public

mm

Published

on

In a completely unexpected move, a Cook County judge has ordered Jussie Smollett’s case file to be unsealed. The “Empire” actor was facing 16 charges that were all abruptly dropped by prosecution. His attorney then worked to ensure case particulars would never see the light of day under the guise of maintaining Jussie’s privacy. However, Circuit Judge Steven Watkins has stated the media presence of Smollett and his attorneys proclaiming his innocence has made the need for a sealed case file unnecessary. Now, news media outlets are scrambling to uncover the details of Jussie’s hate crime.

What’s Done In The Dark

Thursday, Judge Watkins read from a 10-page ruling, citing the actions of Smollett were “not the actions of a person seeking to maintain his privacy or simply be let alone.” While acknowledging his status as an actor and performer in the public eye, Watkins expressed where he found fault in Jussie’s behavior. Continuing, “it was not necessary for him to address this so publicly and to such an extent,” Watkins ruled the court could not find good cause to keep the case records sealed.

An attorney from Jussie Smollett’s team would not comment on whether they would attempt to appeal Watkins’ decision. But there was little to be gained immediately from the ruling. As news reps wait for the criminal file to be unsealed, they have access to just a 192-page document which primarily contains the media’s objections to the sealing of the file. However, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office believes more shall be revealed June 3rd.

Comments

comments

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Family Feud: Kevin Hunter Jr Arrested for Assaulting Father

mm

Published

on

No one wins when the family feuds! Kevin Hunter Jr. has been arrested for assault after getting into an altercation with his father, the estranged husband of Wendy Williams. According to TMZ, the argument popped off after Senior told Junior “he needed to work hard on his own without Wendy’s handouts.” Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!

Wendy Williams took her son Kevin Jr. to their family home in New Jersey early Wednesday morning. Needing to grab a few things, Junior expected to just run in and pick up his belongings. But things got dicey when he bumped into his father.

While some sources are reporting that the two Kevins haven’t been on good terms, things were amicable between them early on. They left the home and went to a store together, where the argument would later take place.

Arguing in the parking lot over Kevin Sr.’s recent demand for spousal support, they father and son didn’t see eye-to-eye. Senior claimed that his son was being brainwashed by Wendy to reject him and then things turned violent. Kevin Senior placed his son in a headlock leaving Kevin Junior to punch him in the nose to escape the hold.

The argument was a continuation of a discussion of a night earlier that got aggressive. Tuesday evening, Kevin Senior told his son that he needed to carve out his own path for success without Wendy’s money. More than a bit ironic considering Kevin’s affair with Sharina Hudson was funded nearly entirely by Wendy’s coins.

After police were contacted to settle the dispute, Kevin Hunter Jr. was carried away in cuffs and charged with assault. However, Kevin Hunter Sr. claims he isn’t going to pursue the matter legally. In a statement concerning his relationship with his son, all Kevin Hunter Sr had to say was, “I love my son very much and I will not be pursuing this matter legally. This are not always how they appear.”

Comments

comments

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending