Even in the fashion industry, you have to be careful with what you are creating. You never know what impact it will generate, when that garment is exhibited to the world even if you created it with the intention of novelty.
You know what? Something like this happened with Gucci, recently. They produced a smoking new jumper, introduced it to the world, considering that people will love it. Instead it gained a huge a backlash from the people and suddenly Gucci took down the whole stock of the jumper from everywhere, eliminating the evidence of its existing. They later issued apologies on the internet for this incident.
In the above picture, you will notice the red outline around the lips in the black jumper indicating the golliwog imagery and it resembles the ‘Blackface’. People on twitter reacted strongly against what this jumper stands for and we all understand the reaction.
Just look at it! And tell me it doesn’t give you racist vibes in the first glance. How could Gucci be so dumb and not foresee this situation? Gucci should take action on those who designed and approved it without even giving it a second thought. Unless, they wanted this incident to happen or maybe had an inclination about it and thought that this will somehow benefit them in the long run.