×
1 177
Fashion Jobs
CLINIQUE
Associate Consultant - Clinique - Kingston, on
CDI · Kingston
CLINIQUE
Clinique Associate Consultant- London , on
CDI · London
RALPH LAUREN
Polo Factory Store - General Manager Premium Outlets Mirabel Montreal
CDI · Mirabel
SLAVINRAPHAEL
Fashion Wholesale Representative - Premium Women's Brand
CDI · TORONTO
TJX COMPANIES INC.
Loss Prevention Store Investigator - Toronto
CDI · Mississauga
L'OREAL GROUP
Professional Development Consultant - Matrix & Biolage
CDI · Toronto
L'OREAL GROUP
IT Business Analyst
CDI · Montreal
L'OREAL GROUP
Business Development & Training Consultant - Skinceuticals
CDI · Montreal
CLINIQUE
Clinique - 30 HR Consultant - The Hudson's Bay Company, Nanaimo, bc
CDI · Nanaimo
OLD NAVY
General Manager -Toronto Premium Outlets - Halton Hills, on
CDI · Halton Hills
ESTÉE LAUDER COMPANIES
Operations Manager
CDI · Toronto
ESTÉE LAUDER COMPANIES
Manager, Supply Chain Finance
CDI · Markham
CLINIQUE
Associate Consultant - Clinique - Barrie, on
CDI · Barrie
ESTÉE LAUDER COMPANIES
Director, Account & Sales Planning - Estee Lauder
CDI · Toronto
ESTÉE LAUDER COMPANIES
Senior Solutions Business Analyst – Mes And Manufacturing Systems
CDI · Markham
CLINIQUE
Clinique - Consultant - Hbc, Park Royal, Vancouver, bc
CDI · Vancouver
CLINIQUE
Clinique - Consultant -Hudsons Bay - Montreal, qc
CDI · Montreal
CLINIQUE
Clinique - Consultant - Lasalle, Montreal , qc
CDI · Montreal
CLINIQUE
Clinique - Consultant -Hudsons Bay - Montreal, qc
CDI · Montreal
HUGO BOSS
Purchasing & Imports Administrator - Toronto
CDI · Ontario
ESTÉE LAUDER
Business Manager - Estee Lauder - Richmond, bc
CDI · Victoria
CLINIQUE
Associate Consultant - Clinique - Sarnia, on
CDI · Sarnia

Kim Kardashian issues response to Kimono controversy

Published
today Jul 1, 2019
Reading time
access_time 2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Kim Kardashian West has issued an apology statement after the unveiling of her shapewear brand Kimono Solutionwear sparked accusations of cultural appropriation. 


Set to debut in July, Kimono Solutionwear offers a range of classic shapewear pieces like bras, briefs, shorts and bodysuits - Kimono


The line of shapewear incorporates the reality TV star and entrepreneur’s name into the product, similar to her previous ventures, ‘Kimoji’ and 'KKW Beauty'. However, the line sparked controversy due to its shared name with the Japanese kimono, a traditional garment that dates back for centuries. 

Many took to Twitter - where the #KimOhNo hashtag was born - to voice their dismay over the name choice, saying that it erased the kimono’s cultural significance and disrespected the deeply ceremonial Japanese garment. Outside of Twitter, the Mayor of Kyoto, Daisaku Kadokawa, issued an open letter to Kardashian West requesting that she reconsider the name. 

Without responding to any specific accusation or request, Kardashian West - who has been on the receiving end of cultural appropriation accusations in the past - has chosen to address the backlash. In a statement given to The New York Times, the star said that the name is meant to be “a nod to the beauty and detail that goes into a garment.” She continued, “I understand and have deep respect for the significance of the kimono in Japanese culture.” 

While Kardashian West said she has no plans “to design or release any garments that would in any way resemble or dishonor the traditional garment,” she did not say that she plans to change the name. 

Set to debut in July, Kimono Solutionwear offers a range of classic shapewear pieces like bras, briefs, shorts and bodysuits. Photos of the line posted by Kardashian West on Twitter, feature pieces with unique cuts, designed to accommodate a variety of garments, including a one-legged bodysuit for dresses with a high slit on one leg. 

Copyright © 2020 FashionNetwork.com All rights reserved.