Polémica sudadera mostrada en la semana de la moda de Londres es blanco de quejas e insultos

Los diseñadores pidieron disculpas por la pieza de ropa

La casa de moda Burberry es una empresa mejor conocida por su patrón distintivo de control, al menos hasta que mostró uno de sus últimos artículos en la Semana de la Moda de Londres el domingo: una sudadera con capucha que mostraba, en lugar de los típicos cordones, una cuerda atada en una soga.

Los observadores rápidamente condenaron la sudadera y acusaron a la casa de modas de evocar imágenes de linchamientos racistas y de ser insensibles al suicidio. Burberry luego respondió con una disculpa y dijo que estaba quitando la sudadera de su colección.

"¿Cuánta gente vio esto antes de llegar a la pasarela?", preguntó Bernice King, directora ejecutiva del King Center e hija del reverendo Martin Luther King Jr. "La pregunta más importante: ¿Cómo puede la gente guardar odio en sus corazones y sus mentes? ¿De normalizar y trivializar símbolos e imágenes que históricamente representan racismo, intolerancia y opresión?

En una publicación de Instagram el domingo, la modelo Liz Kennedy criticó a Burberry y dijo que una marca "típicamente considerada comercial y con clase no debería haber pasado por alto un parecido tan obvio".

"El suicidio no es moda", dijo.

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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. The issue is not about me being upset, there is a bigger picture here of what fashion turns a blind eye to or does to gain publicity. A look so ignorantly put together and a situation so poorly handled. I am ashamed to have been apart of the show. #burberry. I did not post this to disrespect the designer or the brand but to simply express an issue I feel very passionate about.

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Kennedy, quien escribió que uno de los miembros de su familia murió por suicidio, dijo que se sentía "extremadamente desencadenada". Intentó hablar con alguien sobre el diseño, dijo, pero le dijeron que todo lo que podía hacer era escribir una carta y que "es Moda. A nadie le importa lo que está sucediendo en tu vida personal, así que mantente en silencio”.

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