Burberry has apologised and removed a “noose” from its collection after a model who walked in its London Fashion Week show complained of being “triggered” by the accessory.
Model Liz Kennedy spoke of her shock at being confronted by the knotted rope during her fitting for the show on Sunday.
Although her management has confirmed she was never asked to wear it, she said she was “ashamed to have been a part of the show.”
“Suicide is not fashion,” she posted, next to a picture of the hoodie, which featured a noose. “It is not glamorous nor edgy.”
The London-based model wrote that she was disappointed the item featured, particularly since Burberry designer Riccardo Tisci had dedicated the show to girls and young women.
She said: “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.