Burberry 衛衣繩索設計引發自殺聯想惹爭議
by mama | 24 Feb 2019

倫敦時裝週於上星期五起正式展開,而來到第三天,就有 Burberry 為我們帶來一場以「Tempest」為主題時裝 Show,透過不同的服飾,傳遞英國文化與天氣的對比信息,十分有趣。

不過令人意外的,是在時裝 Show 結束後不久,網上便隨即爭議四起,而原因竟然又是因為一件 Hoodie?

事源在這次系列的眾多單品中,一件 Hoodie 上的繩索設計被指與用來自殺的套索極為相似,讓人聯想到私刑及自殺。

作出譴責的模特兒 Liz Kennedy 表示在看到這個設計後,便馬上令她聯想到過去家人自殺的不與快經歷,更批評「自殺不是時尚」。

在 Instagram 查看這則貼文

@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.

(@liz.kennedy_)分享的貼文 於 張貼

Burberry 事後發聲明公開道歉,刪除所有相關宣傳圖片,同時表示 Hoodie 的設計靈感是來自航海,雖然無意遷怒任何人,但還是忽略了他人的感受。

除了 Burberry,最近亦有不少時尚品牌因單品設計而引起爭議,不知道其後會否因此而限制創作自由?