A Colorful Collection: Burberry Pays Tribute To LBGT+ Community
Last month, Burberry took home the crown as the most innovative, and heartfelt show in London. Christopher Bailey, who celebrated his last collection with the brand, unveiled a new rainbow check print in support of the LGBT+ community. As his farewell to the collection, Bailey made sure his message of love and pride would be not be forgotten. From beginning to end, rainbow accents were seen throughout the runway.
The rainbow is a symbol of inclusiveness and joy, and has been the official flag for LGBT since the late 70s. For the February 2018 show, Burberry collaborated with United Visual Artist and created a collection that not only celebrated LGBT people, but helped out a few charities as well. According to the fashion house’s website, all proceeds and sales from this collection will go to three charities that work with LBGT communities around the world.
Adwoa Aboah opened the show in a pink fur coat with graffiti print, worn over a long white skirt with rainbow stripes. Bailey gave just about every piece he could think of a new ‘rainbow makeover’. Puffer coats, sweaters, anoraks, baseball caps, cloaks, shoes, and handbags, were all ‘rainbowed up’ in this colorful collection. At the end of the show, Cara Delevingne closed the catwalk wearing a bright rainbow fur cape with Bailey following behind to give his final bow.
As we say farewell to Christopher Bailey, we also thank him for not only celebrating LGBT people, but for bringing the famous luxury brand back to light.