Welp. . .Go ahead and add Burberry to the cast of fashion brands who have recently rubbed the world the wrong way!
Did you hear about their Hoodie that comes with a NOOSE for a drawstring??? Wait til TI hears about this one smh.
Models, mental health advocates and social media users were left reeling with anger after Burberry sent a model down the runway with a noose around her neck at its London Fashion Week show on Sunday.
The horrifying item made from the drawstrings of a hooded sweatshirt was criticized by model Liz Kennedy. Kennedy walked in the Burberry show and wrote a now-viral Instagram post about the item on Monday, alongside three pictures of the noose.
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@burberry @riccardotisci17 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. Not to mention the rising suicide rates world wide. Let’s not forget about the horrifying history of lynching either. There are hundreds of ways to tie a rope and they chose to tie it like a noose completely ignoring the fact that it was hanging around a neck. A massive brand like Burberry who is typically considered commercial and classy should not have overlooked such an obvious resemblance. 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.
One of the pictures was a screenshot taken from Burberry’s chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci’s Instagram about the Autumn/Winter 2019 collection, which has since been removed.
“Suicide is not fashion,” Kennedy wrote in her post, pointing out that impressionable youth, rising suicide rates and the “horrifying history of lynching” should be enough to stop a brand from presenting something that resembles a noose.
Kennedy also said that she was “extremely triggered” by the noose as she’s experienced suicide in her family. Continue reading [HERE].
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