Burberry apologized for a no-slip garment that was unveiled at London Fashion Week on Sunday. Burberry CEO Marco Gobbetti on Tuesday issued a statement in which he said the brand was "deeply sorry for the dismay" that the summit caused.
The statement adds that Burberry has removed it from the fall-winter collection, as well as all images featuring the look.
Burberry's Creative Director, Riccardo Tisci, is also excused, according to the AP. He said: "Although the design is inspired by a nautical theme, I realize that it was insensitive."
The knotted rope disrupted the model Liz Kennedy, who spoke against Burberry on Instagram.
"Suicide is not a fad," Kennedy wrote, sharing a photo of the hoodie. "It's neither glamorous nor annoying, and as this show is dedicated to the young people who are voicing their voices, I'm here Riccardo Tisci and everyone in Burberry, I do not see how you could leave an air that looks like a noose. " track."
Tisci wrote on Instagram that the parade was dedicated to the "youth of today". The designer stated that he wanted to recognize young people who had to "scream for what they believed in, so that they find beauty in the expression of their voice". In the message, which Kennedy captures screen but which seems to have been removed from the Tisci page, the designer thanked the city of London for being the place where he discovered who he really was.
Kennedy, who participated in several fashion shows at the city's fashion week, asked how everyone in Burberry could ignore the noose, "especially in a line dedicated to girls and young people."
"Not to mention rising suicide rates around the world," continued Kennedy's legend on Instagram. "Let's also not forget the horrific history of lynching. There are hundreds of ways to tie a rope and they chose to tie it up like a noose, completely ignoring the fact that she was hanging around her neck. " The model said that tying her rope brings her back to what she experienced when her family members lost their lives.
Kennedy said that she had asked to speak to someone from the noose and had been instructed to write a letter. Someone told him: "It's fashionable.No one cares about what's going on in your personal life, so keep it for yourself," says the model.
"The problem is not that I am upset, there is here a broader view of what fashion turns a blind eye or done to advertise," she wrote. "I'm ashamed to have been part of the show. #Burberry .I did not post that for disrespect to the designer or brand, but simply to express a problem that I am passionate about." . "
Kennedy's long publication on Instagram has attracted a lot of attention, especially from Burberry.