The 19-year-old reality star and businesswoman is being accused of stealing designs from another brand, and they’re
similar to accusations recently brought against her sister, Khloe Kardashian.
Last week, Jenner released new camouflage clothing, swimsuits and accessories that looked similar to
PluggedNYC designs, a brand that the reality star has worn before.
Below are some items from
Kylie’s newest release:
Kylie Jenner Shop
Items from Jenner's newest collection.
PluggedNYC’s creative director, Tizita Balemlay,
called out Jenner and her family via Instagram and compared the two’s clothing:
“When you really Pablo... I am the influence *drops mic Copy & Paste down to the shoes I used on my models 😂😭 The kardashains will take your nigga & brand I stamp lmfaooo
#WeAreTheCulture,” Balemlay wrote.
Another Twitter user posted screenshots of an email exchange that apparently show an exchange between PluggedNYC and Jenner’s people:
In an interview with Buzzfeed,
Balemlay confirmed she’d communicated with Jenner’s stylist and sent Jenner pieces from her line:
Back in April, PluggedNYC
posted photos of Jenner in the clothing, even writing, “@kyliejenner welcome to the #pluggedarmy.”
“At the end of the day money equals power and the Kardashians have that power. This is a prime example,” Balemlay said in her interview with Buzzfeed. “I don’t have the buzz she does or the money for billboards.”
On Instagram, Balemlay also
addressed critics who didn’t understand the controversy over the camouflage clothing ― a pattern that’s been used by the military and many other brands before.
“Them: Did you invent Camo,” she wrote. “Me: Nope, but I sure as hell brought it back to life and pushed the two piece Camo movement. 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.”
Balemlay added, “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.”
HuffPost has reached out to reps for Kylie Jenner and PluggedNYC.