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Top fashion executive Burberry apologizes for dressing up a hooded sweatshirt model with a knot-tied knot at the London Fashion Week parade on Sunday .
The first reaction against the hoodie and drawstring was like one of his own models. Burberry has removed the item from his collection.
"We are deeply sorry for the distress caused by one of the products … featured in our 2019 A / W track collection, Tempest," Burberry CEO Marco Gobbetti said in an e-mail. "Although the design was inspired by the marine theme of the collection, it was insensitive and we made a mistake."
Burberry Creative Director Riccardo Tisci also apologized.
"Although the design is inspired by a nautical theme, I realize that it was insensitive.I never intended to offend anyone." reflects neither my values nor those of Burberry and we removed it from the collection, "he said.
Their excuses came after a brutal reaction beginning with model Liz Kennedy, who posted her objection on Instagram. She was not the model who wore the outfit.
"Suicide is not a fad," Kennedy wrote. "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."
She blamed corporate executives for ignoring the "impressionable youngsters," adding, "Let's not forget either the horrifying story of the lynching".
Kennedy also specified that she was "extremely triggered" by the hoodie and a rope for personal reasons.
"I have the feeling of being back to where I was when I was having a suicidal experience in my family," she added.
Kennedy wrote that when she asked to speak to someone from the outfit, she was told to write a letter and that "nobody cares about what is going on in your personal life so keep it for yourself. "
In his statement, Gobbetti said that he had called Kennedy to apologize to her.
Burberry is the latest company to have been criticized for fashion errors.
Last week, Gucci pulled off a sweater with an oversized collar, comparable to a blackface image. At the end of last year, Prada launched a range of products resembling monkeys with black faces and red lips.
If you or someone you know is planning to commit suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Society at 1-800-273-8255 (in Español: 1-888-628-9454, deaf and hard of hearing: 1-800-799). -4889) or the crisis text line by texting 741741.