Up to that point, Touitou had remained silent about the issue. But, the designer has finally addressed his comments about a portion of the line, calling it "Last Ni**as in Paris."
"When describing our brand's latest collaboration, I spoke recklessly using terms that were both ignorant and offensive," he told GQ. "I apologize and am deeply regretful for my poor choice of words, which are in no way a reflection of my personal views."
UPDATE 1/29/2015: Jean Touitou uploaded a photo of a hand-written note with the same apologetic message to Instagram.