Today we reveal #TheRainbowcheck and announce that #Burberry is supporting three LGBTQ+ charities, @AlbertKennedyTrust, @ILGAWorld and @TrevorProject, dedicated to broadening support for this community around the world. The rainbow, a symbol of inclusiveness and joy, is celebrated throughout the February 2018 collection . ‘My final collection here at Burberry is dedicated to and in support of – some of the best and brightest organisations 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 . #BurberryShow #LFW
Christopher Bailey’s last show for Burberry was always going to be a showstopper, but according to his recent announcement, things are going to be even more special than we thought: his ultimate collection for the British brand will be dedicated to “some of the best and brightest organizations supporting LGBTQ+ youth around the world,” and the colors of the LGBTQ+ emblem will be used to create a new rainbow check. What this collection won’t be, however, is a show that simply aims to raise awareness; Burberry will be putting its money where its mouth is by supporting three different LGBTQ+ charities. “There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength, and our creativity,” explains the designer.
Christopher has been at the head of the fashion label for 17 years, and his client base goes all the way up to the top. Kate Middleton regularly wears the brand’s designs, and Meghan Markle is also a fan of the designer’s work. British queens of fashion Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell also are long-time Burberry supporters (even helping the brand out of its unfortunate “chav” phase), and it’s very likely they’ll be in the front row for his last hurrah. As for this campaign? It’s already been backed up by none other than Cara Delevingne.
The show will take place on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET, and if you didn’t bag a seat in the front row between Kate and Naomi, tune in right here to watch the live stream.