After criticizing its image of hoodie with noose around neck, Burberry apologizes: ‘It was insensitive’
The retailer of Burberry apologized for featuring a hoodie with a noose-around neck during London Fashion Week held on Feb 17.
Model Liz Kennedy expressed her displeasure on Instagram after she had walked in Burberry show. That forced the company to pull the piece from its collection.
"Suicide is not fashion. It is not glamorous nor edgy and since this show is dedicated to the youth expressing their voice, here I go. Riccardo Tisci and everyone at Burberry it is beyond me how you could let a look resembling a noose hanging from a neck out on the runway. How could anyone overlook this and think it would be okay to do this especially in a line dedicated to young girls and youth. The impressionable youth. I left my fitting extremely triggered after seeing this look (even though I did not wear it myself). Feeling as though I was right back where I was when I was going through an experience with suicide in my family. Also to add in they briefly hung one from the ceiling (trying to figure out the knot) and were laughing about it in the dressing room. I had asked to speak to someone about it but the only thing I was told to do was to write a letter. I had a brief conversation with someone but all that it entailed was “it’s fashion. Nobody cares about what’s going on in your personal life so just keep it to yourself” well I’m sorry but this is an issue bigger than myself. A look so ignorantly put together and a situation so poorly handled. I am ashamed to have been apart of the show Burberry. I did not post this to disrespect the designer or the brand but to simply express an issue I feel very passionate about", Liz Kennedy wrote in a lengthy post on Instagram.
8,348 Likes, 1,736 Comments - 🦎 (@liz.kennedy_) on Instagram: "@burberry @riccardotisci17 Suicide is not fashion. It is not glamorous nor edgy and since this show..."
Customers also expressed their dissatisfaction of Burberry's latest products that make them look like a foolish people.
Burberry - Noose Hoodie Gucci - Blackface Turtleneck Moncler - Blackface Bubble Jacket Prada - Blackface Purse Decorations Katy Perry Collection - Blackface Heels It's intentional, boycotting designers increases publicity, which increases profit! They are making a fool of us!
Marco Gobbetti, the CEO of Burberry apologized for the distress caused by their featured product in A/W 2019 runway collection Tempest
. Assuring that the product was immediately removed from all the stores in addition to all images featured it.
“I called Ms. Kennedy to apologize as soon as I became aware of this on Monday and we immediately removed the product and all images that featured it. Though the design was inspired by the marine theme that ran throughout the collection, it was insensitive and we made a mistake. We will reflect on this, learn from it and put in place all necessary actions to ensure it does not happen again”, Marco cited.
Not only Marco but also Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer apologized in a statement; "I am so deeply sorry for the distress that has been caused as a result of one of the pieces in my show on Sunday. While the design was inspired by a nautical theme, It was insensitive. It does not reflect my values nor Burberry’s and we have removed it from the collection. I will make sure that this does not happen again.”
A Prada store in New York City has pulled products from its shelves after some accused the items of displaying racist imagery. NBC's Matt Bradley reports for TODAY. " Subscribe to TODAY: http://on.today.com/SubscribeToTODAY " Watch the latest from TODAY: http://bit.ly/LatestTODAY About: TODAY brings you the latest headlines and expert tips on money, health and parenting.