With less than a week to go till the house presents at London Fashion Week – and Chief Creative Officer, Christopher Bailey departs after nearly two decades – Burberry has announced that for its February 2018 collection, the focus will be on celebrating and supporting the LGBTQ+ community.
The collection, which debuts on Saturday, will feature the LGBTQ+ rainbow emblem throughout, while a special new check, intertwined with the rainbow, will transform the classic Burberry pattern into one of the most stylish ways to champion LGBTQ+ communities.
“My final collection here at Burberry is dedicated to – and in support of – some of the best and brightest organisation’s supporting LGBTQ+ youth around the world,” offers Bailey of the news. “There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength, and our creativity.”
And Burberry hasn’t stopped at the fashions. The brand is further cementing its dedication to the cause with donations to three charities: the Albert Kennedy Trust, The Trevor Project and ILGA. All aim to up the knowledge on LGBQT culture, as well as providing help with mentoring and providing resources for people to get more “in the know” about communities around the world.
The even better news? Saturday’s show will be livestreamed on the world wide web, with the new look check on sale following Bailey’s last curtain call.