LONDON — Burberry has unreservedly apologized for sending a sweater onto its fall 2019 runway that appears to have a noose around the neck. Both Marco Gobbetti, the brand’s chief executive officer, and Riccardo Tisci, the brand’s chief creative officer, expressed regret at what they referred to as a genuine mistake.
On Sunday night, following the Burberry show, model Liz Kennedy criticized the brand on Instagram for sending out a brown hoodie that appeared to feature a noose. The item, which had the image of a sailor’s rope, in tune with the “Tempest” theme of the show, has since been removed from the collection.
“Suicide is not fashion,” the model wrote in the caption. “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 OK to do this, especially in a line dedicated to young girls and youth.”
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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