Japan will send patent officials to the U.S. next week to hold discussions over Kim Kardashian attempting to trademark “Kimono,” a move widely slammed as cultural appropriation on social media.
While Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko is aware of Kardashian’s decision to ditch the moniker, he is still seeking “a thorough examination” of the matter.
Kim Kardashian has announced that she is changing the name of her controversial shapewear collection amid an unrelenting public backlash.
Initially called “Kimono Solutionwear,“ the new brand faced criticism online immediately after the TV reality show star unveiled it on her social media accounts on June 25.
Kim Kardashian has broken her silence over the controversy surrounding her recently unveiled shapewear collection which she has bafflingly dubbed “Kimono Solutionwear.“
Finally I can share with you guys this project that I have been developing for the last year. I’ve been passionate about this for 15 years.
Japanese Women Share Stunning Photos In Their Kimonos After Kim Kardashian Tries to Trademark ‘Kimono’
Queen of cultural appropriation Kim Kardashian has recently faced massive backlash after filing to trademark the word “Kimono” for her new shapewear and lingerie brand.
The kimono is a traditional Japanese garment, dating back to the eighth century. However, the word is now awaiting review for trademark for items under Kardashian’s brand, which reportedly includes shapewear clothing and other items made of imitation leather, such as dog harnesses and whips, none of which have anything to do with Japanese culture.
Kim Kardashian West launched a shape wear line called Kimono Solutionwear and critics are not amused by the name at all.
A kimono is a Japanese garment, representing a rich culture and history since the 8th century. Now, its name is awaiting trademarks for items under Kardashian’s brand such as dog harnesses and whips, none of which have anything to do with Japanese culture.
A kimono retailer in Ginza, Tokyo has come under fire after publishing an ad suggesting that women should wear their products to have biracial children.
The ad, a series composed of four posters, first appeared some time in 2016, but resurfaced to the outrage of Japanese Twitter this week.
Yumeyakata, a Japanese kimono rental store that caters to foreigners, is now offering wagara hijabs for Muslim women.
Muslim women visiting Kyoto, Japan with plans to rent out kimonos can now fully enjoy the experience with Yumayakata’s wagara hijabs that match their wide selection of traditional Japanese clothes for the price of 300 yen – reduced from its normal price of 500 yen ($2.73, $4.55), according to a press release via Grapee.
A century-old Kimono maker and an outdoors apparel manufacturer have teamed up to create some awesome-looking outdoor Kimono outfits that are ready to take on the upcoming chilly months in Japan.
With fall just a few months away, Kimono Yamato and camping supply firm Snow Peak have unveiled their joint project which combines the aesthetics of traditional kimono and the practicality and functionality of modern jackets.
Poneycomb Tokyo, a Japanese fashion brand, just released a new line of lightweight summer kimono – commonly known and referred to as Yukata – that features some of the popular Disney characters.
This new line of clothing, which is marketed for women, will come in six different designs based on Disney characters that most of us know. Here’s one with Mickey Mouse on it: