My fans and followers are a huge inspiration to me – I’m always listening to their feedback and opinions, and am so grateful they shared their ideas for a new brand name. After much thought and consideration, I’m excited to announce the launch of @SKIMS Solutionwear™ coming September 10. I love the idea that the pieces will be the closest thing to someone’s skin, skimming with amazingly soft and supportive fabrics which accentuate the best parts of our bodies. Available in sizes XXS -- 5XL, SKIMS Solutionwear™ is for every body. SKIMS.COM. #ShowYourSKIMS
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian on Monday said she would name her new apparel brand Skims, and said it is set to launch on Sept. 10.
Earlier this summer, Kardashian was met withaccusations of cultural appropriation, when she said she was going to call her new shapewear line Kimono.
The use of the name of a traditional Japanese garment didn’t go over well with many people. #KimOhNo started trending on Twitter. And people became even angrier when they learned Kardashian applied for trademarks for her Kimono lines, including variations on the name “kimono.”
Kardashian took to Twitter on Monday morning to say about the new name: “I love the idea that the pieces will be the closest thing to someone’s skin, skimming with amazingly soft and supportive fabrics which accentuate the best parts of our bodies.”
The celebrity, married to rapper Kanye West, had previously apologized for the original Kimono name, saying another brand name was in the works for her line of body-fitting apparel, akin to Spanx.
“I am always listening, learning and growing — I so appreciate the passion and varied perspectives that people bring to me,” she wrote on Twitter in July. “When I announced the name of my shapewear line, I did so with the best intentions in mind.”
Kardashian on Monday posted a linkwhere shoppers can join a waitlist for Skims.
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