Designers Show Support For BLM Protests After Their Stores Are Trashed

Sparked by the killing of George Floyd, mass protests broke out across America across the course of the weekend. In Minneapolis, New York, Washington, and beyond, people took to the streets to demand justice for Floyd, where they faced more of the police brutality they were fighting back against. In many cities, luxury fashion stores became targets, with some set on fire and others looted. In New York, Bloomingdale’s, Gucci, and Nike were raided, while in LA, many Rodeo Drive boutiques were targeted, with Alexander McQueen, Chanel, and Marc Jacobs among them. While most of the labels have remained silent on the damage done to their stores, Marc Jacobs has been vocal in supporting the protests, posting a photograph of his own LA boutique to its Instagram. The image showed the store’s logo plaque on which ‘Marc Jacobs’ had been struck out and replaced with George Floyd’s name, as well as that of Sandra Bland – a black woman who was killed while in police custody in 2015. The accompanying caption read “A life cannot be replaced. Black Lives Matter.” It was later also posted to Jacobs’ personal IG. Read more at Dazed.