Burberry is championing the LGBTQ+ communities with a new Rainbow check pattern and philanthropic program, as part of the upcoming Spring 2018 February show. A symbol of optimism and inclusion, the LGBTQ+ emblem will be prominently featured in the new collection through the new Rainbow check, a re-imagination of Burberry’s most iconic symbol. The Rainbow check pieces will be available for purchase following the show.
Burberry will also be making donations to three charities: The Albert Kennedy Trust, The Trevor Project, and IGA. All three organizations are dedicated to broadening the awareness, mentoring, and resources available around the world to LGBTQ+ communities.
Burberry has long been committed to supporting young people to fulfill their potential, including through the company’s internal apprenticeship and work experience program, as well as through supporting numerous creative institutions with donations and scholarships, including the Royal College of Art and the British Fashion Council.
“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 had never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength, and out creativity.” – Christopher Bailey Burberry President and Chief Creative Officer.
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