This week saw yet another entry into the Fashion world’s “What were they thinking?” competition. We’ve had Gucci’s Blackface balaclava jumper (who knew we needed one of them?) which followed hot on the heels of Prada’s blackface items, Katy Perry’s shoes and Holocaust T-shirts. Now we get Burberry hoodies complete with hangman’s noose.
There has been plenty of moral outrage on both social media and traditional print, highlighting a lack of diversity within the industry that allows these products to come through. No-one seems to have questioned the process behind it though, preferring instead to bang on about the higher moral ground.