Burberry sorry for ‘suicide’ hoodie with noose around neck
Burberry has apologised for featuring a hoodie with a noose across the neck at London fashion Week.
The style logo was criticised with the aid of one of its personal fashions, Liz Kennedy, in a long post on Instagram in which she stated: “Suicide isn’t always fashion.”
“allow’s not forget about approximately the frightening history of lynching either,” she introduced.
Burberry boss Marco Gobbetti stated the emblem changed into “deeply sorry for the misery” prompted, adding: “It become insensitive and we made a mistake.”
The hoodie featured in a group known as Tempest which turned into at the runway at London style Week on Sunday.
The display featured “rebellious youths” scaling partitions in one area and Burberry’s creative director Riccardo Tisci dedicated it to “the youth of nowadays”.
Version Liz, who have been a part of the Burberry show however failed to put on the hoodie, said the design was “not glamorous nor edgy”.
She wrote on Instagram: “How should absolutely everyone overlook this and suppose it’d be k to try this especially in a line devoted to younger girls and kids?
“The impressionable young people. Not to mention the growing suicide charges international.”
Liz stated she felt “extraordinarily prompted” after seeing the layout and felt “as though i was right back in which i used to be when i used to be going via an revel in with suicide in my family”.
She told her Instagram fans she had attempted to carry up the issue in the dressing room but was told to jot down a letter alternatively.
Liz added: “I had a brief verbal exchange with a person however all that it entailed was ‘it is fashion. No one cares approximately what is going on in your personal life so simply hold it to your self’.
“properly i’m sorry but this is an problem bigger than myself. The problem isn’t always about me being disappointed, there may be a bigger photograph here of what fashion turns a blind eye to, or does to benefit exposure.
“a glance so ignorantly put together and a state of affairs so poorly dealt with.”
Burberry boss Marco Gobbetti said Liz’s experience “does not mirror who we are and our values”.
“we can mirror on this, research from it and installed area all vital moves to make sure it does now not appear again.”
Riccardo Tisci additionally apologised and stated that “at the same time as the design changed into inspired via a nautical topic, I comprehend that it was insensitive”.
Burberry is the cutting-edge fashion logo to be criticised for releasing designs which have been taken into consideration insensitive this month.