'SUICIDE IS NOT FASHION': Model slams Burberry for creating noose hoodie

'SUICIDE IS NOT FASHION': Model slams Burberry for creating noose hoodie
Postmedia News
February 21, 2019
February 21, 2019 12:11 PM EST
This Feb. 17, 2019 photo shows a model wearing a creation by Burberry at the Autumn/Winter 2019 fashion week runway show in London. The chief executive and chief creative officer of luxury powerhouse Burberry have apologized for putting a hoodie with strings tied in the shape of a noose on their London Fashion Week runway. Marco Gobbetti, the brand's CEO, said in a statement that Burberry is "deeply sorry for the distress" the shirt has caused and has removed it from the autumn-winter collection. Riccardo Tisci, Burberry's creative director, also apologized. He said "while the design was inspired by a nautical theme, I realize that it was insensitive."Vianney Le Caer / Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP
A model who walked the catwalk during London Fashion Week has criticized fashion house Burberry for creating a hoodie with a necktie that resembles a noose.
In a post on Instagram, model Liz Kennedy blasted Burberry for glorifying suicide with its latest clothing creation. Her post featured a series of pictures of the beige hoodie which features ties hanging down from a front to resemble a noose.
“Suicide is not fashion,” Kennedy wrote. “It’s not glamorous nor edge and since this show is dedicated to the youth expressing their voice, here I go.”
One of the photos is a screenshot of a now deleted post from Burberry chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci, who described the company’s London Fashion Week show as something for today’s youth, encouraging them to “find the beauty in expressing their voice.”
Kennedy called out Tisci and Burberry, stating “it is beyond me how you could let a look resembling a noose hanging from a neck out on the runway.”
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“How could anyone overlook this and think it would be okay to do this, especially in a line dedicated to young girls and youth,” she said. “The impressionable youth.”
Putting emphasis on the rising suicide rates worldwide, Kennedy said there are “hundreds of ways to tie a rope” but Burberry decided to “tie it like a noose completely ignoring the fact that it is hanging around a neck.”
Kennedy said she left her fashion show fitting “extremely triggered” because of a history of suicide in her family. The model said she expressed concerns about the noose, but it was laughed off.
In a statement to CBS News, Tisci apologized for the poor design choice.
“While the design was inspired by a nautical theme, I realize that it was insensitive,” Tisci said.
Burberry CEO Marco Gobbetti apologized in a statement to CNN, stating the company is “deeply sorry for the distress caused by one of the products that featured in our A/W 2019 runway collection.”

Hoof Hearted
The design was inspired by a nautical theme.

SJW's are seeing ghosts around every corner these days. What a crappy way to live...lifting yourself up by pointing out the flaws in others. But isn't that, in itself, bullying?
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the model was being a nooseance.
13 wraps for a legal noose. It should come as standard on all purses and smart-phones.
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoof Hearted View Post

The design was inspired by a nautical theme.

Hang the guy walking the plank just to fuk with his mind one last time?? Welcome to the 21st century.