Kylie Jenner’s ‘Khy’ Collection Faces Criticism Amidst Kanye West Design Comparisons
In a recent announcement, reality TV star and beauty entrepreneur Kylie Jenner unveiled the second installment of her fashion brand, ‘Khy.’ However, the excitement surrounding the release quickly turned into controversy as fans accused Jenner of drawing inspiration from Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband, Kanye West.
Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, Jenner shared a sneak peek of her upcoming collection, featuring base layers and puffer jackets tailor-made for the approaching colder months. In the promotional image, the Kardashian actress donned a sensual look, sporting sheer blue tights and casually draping a cream puffer jacket over her shoulder.
Eagle-eyed fans wasted no time drawing parallels between Jenner’s designs and Kanye West’s “Round Jacket” from the Yeezy GAP line in 2021. The comments section buzzed with remarks, with one fan stating, “Ahh looks just like something Kanye would design!” while another directly questioned, “Y’all stealing Kanye’s designs now??”
A third fan humorously speculated, “Now we know where all the Adidas/Yeezy unsold merchandise went,” shedding light on the perceived similarities between the two collections.
The influence of Kanye West’s design aesthetic on Jenner’s brand was explicitly highlighted by one fan, emphasizing “the Yeezy influence” on her recent designs.
Jenner, 26, attempted to address the comparisons by revealing that ‘Khy’ had collaborated with Entire Studios, a clothing brand led by Dylan Richards Diaz and Sebastian Hunt. Notably, both designers have a history of working with Kanye West, having assisted him in styling his Season 3 collection in 2016.
While fans speculated on the potential inspiration, it’s worth noting that Jenner also shares a history with Diaz and Hunt, as they were the creative minds behind her “Bride of Frankenstein” Halloween costume in 2022. As discussions surrounding the similarities continue, it remains to be seen how this controversy will impact the reception of the ‘Khy’ collection’s second release.