Bulgaria: “Victim of Beauty” – or Violence Disguised as Fashion

12 Magazine, a fashion publication, ran a series of ad images [bg] of women disguised as having been victims of harsh violence – with this warning: “[…] Images are not recommended to people below 16. Neither [are they] for people with weak hearts.” The Fashion Law is inviting readers to comment on whether it is “art or offensive?”, with many praising such “creativity.” But according to a report by critical fashion outlet Jezebel, “[f]ashion reflects the wider culture, and ours has a lot of work to do.”

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