Fashion companies must be running out of ideas because lately, they’ve been missing the mark.
You would think that after Gucci debuted a blackface inspired sweater, other luxury brand companies would be tiptoeing around the design process. But, apparently, brands like Burberry, couldn’t give two shits. And at this point, it makes you wonder if these luxury brands are intentionally seeking to upset people.
On Sunday, Burberry debuted their autumn/winter 2019 collection, during London Fashion Week. It was a marine theme, and though Burberry claims they didn’t know, there was one item that pushed the envelope too far. One of their hoodies, named “Tempest,” featured a noose hanging around the neck.
Model, Liz Kennedy, was the only person to criticize the clothing item. She notes that at first, the hoodie resembled strong traces of suicide and the “horrifying history of lynching.” However, after voicing a complaint, she did not receive any real resolutions. So she decided to take matters into her own hands and publicly speak out against the brand’s latest fashion choice.
Kennedy says no one took her concerns seriously when she first complained.
“I had asked to speak to someone about it but the only thing I was told to do was to write a letter”
She also adds that:
“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”
This is taking place right after clothing brand Gucci sells “blackface” Turtle necks for the winter. Immediately following Gucci’s act of irresponsibility 50 Cent went super troll on social media. Since the show, according to CNN, Burberry chief executive officer, Marco Gobbetti, has issued an apology on behalf of the brand.
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