Christopher Bailey will present his final collection as the Chief Creative Officer of Burberry this weekend as part of this London Fashion Week. But before he steps down next month – after 17 years with the brand – he is certainly making an impact. The February collection has been done over with the Burberry rainbow check, in support of several causes close to the designer’s heart.
“My final collection here at Burberry is dedicated to — and in support of — some of the best and brightest organizations supporting LGBTQ youth around the world. There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength, and our creativity,” Christopher Bailey shared in a press statement.
As part of this specially-dedicated collection, you will find some of British label’s most iconic plaid fashions and accessories with an added rainbow touch.
“The LGBTQ+ rainbow, an emblem for optimism and inclusiveness, will feature prominently across the brand’s February 2018 collection, rooted in the introduction of a new Rainbow check, the latest iteration of Burberry’s most iconic symbol,” the brand explained. “To solidify its support of LGBTQ+ communities, Burberry also announces today that it has made donations to three charities – the Albert Kennedy Trust, the Trevor Project, and ILGA – all dedicated to broadening the awareness, mentoring and resources available around the world.”
Just when you thought this collection couldn’t get any more incredible, there’s more! Adding to the list of designers who are implementing see-now, shop-now to their runway shows, you will be able to buy Burberry rainbow items straight off the runway as soon as lights dim on the production. So make sure to take notes as the models walk the catwalk!— Richard Editorial Staff