Why do ads and editorials depicting violence against women happen in Fashion?
Fashion appears to be skewed against women quite a bit, and finds it to be rather "edgy" – or artistic even? – to depict women as the victims of violence.
But what about when the messages are harmful? Does this change the “We Show, You Interpret” relationship between fashion's creators and fashion's observers? While it feels as though it potentially should, it probably does not, and so, in this way, these ad campaigns and editorials may aim to open the door for discussion amongst their viewers.
On the other hand, they may just be glamorizing violence against women as a way to sell more bags.
(The Fashion Law)