Sunday 22 October 2017

New York fashion brand accuses Kylie Jenner of ripping off their camo designs for her new collection

Sister Khloe is also accused of copying another designer for an upcoming Good American collection

Kylie Jenner's Camo Collection
Kylie Jenner's Camo Collection
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

A New York fashion brand is accusing Kylie Jenner of ripping off their designs for her new collection.

The 19 year old reality star's Camo Collection, which launched just three days ago, has been selling like hot cakes with many items on her website thekylieshop.com having already sold out.

The collection features bra tops, cargo pants, t-shirts, bikinis, baseball caps and more items in various colour combinations of camouflage print.

New York fashion label PluggedNYC base their collection on colourful camo print and the brand's CEO and creative director Tizita Balemlay has taken to Instagram and Snapchat to accuse Kylie of copying their designs.

She posted an image juxtaposing Kylie in her camo gear with images of her own collection and wrote, "Copy & Paste down to the shoes I used on my models".

She followed up with an Instagram post simply saying, "Yall don't support talent yall support popularity".

The brand claimed last year to have brought the camo trend back although some have questioned whether camo is a trend that can really be copied.  In another instagram post she addresses that question, "Did you invent camo?":

"Me: Nope, but I sure as hell brought it back to life and pushed the two piece Camo movement," she wrote.

"I can't remember one brand that sold matching Camo two pieces that weren't generic tees with cargo for ladies before my brand, unless it was custom.

"But hey... money is power smh I started my brand with pennies funny how someone can just take a whole movement bc of how much money and power they have."

She also took to Snapchat to share emails which she claims show that Kylie was a previous customer of the brand.

Kylie is not the only sister facing accusations of copying this week.  Older sister Khloe has been accused by designer Destiney Bleu of coping designs from her collection for an upcoming Good American collection.

On Sunday the designer received a cease and desist letter from Khloe's lawyer stating that Khloe had never seen the clothes. 

However, the designer claims to have evidence of correspondence between her brand and Kardashian's stylist and assistant which she sent to People.

Neither Kylie Jenner nor Khloe have publicly responded to the accusations.

The Kylie Shop and Good American have been contacted for comment.

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