MILAN — Communication can be a minefield.
Observers have weighed in on how to avoid pitfalls and on ways to be reactive — and proactive — as a number of fashion brands have recently come under fire despite posting their support for the Black Lives Matter movement and their stance against racism and discrimination.
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Celine was called out for rarely casting Black models and accused of “performative activism” on social media, while Virgil Abloh issued an apology for his comments on looters as protests were taking place to condemn the killing of George Floyd, following accusations that the creative director of men’s wear at Louis Vuitton and founder of Off-White was not showing enough support to those demonstrating against police brutality.
Meanwhile, Salvatore Ferragamo was taken to task by “13 Reasons Why” actor Tommy Dorfman, who had photographed a campaign