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Christopher Bailey Adds Pride To Burberry Brand With New LGBTQ+ Emblem.

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Christopher Bailey Adds Pride To Burberry Brand With New LGBTQ+ Emblem.

Burberry announced today that it will be cementing its commitment to LGBTQ+ communities through a series of initiatives. The LGBTQ+ rainbow will feature prominently across the brand’s February 2018 collection.

Burberry Rainbow Check

The rainbow is a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) pride and LGBTQ social movements. Other uses of the rainbow flag include a symbol of peace and the colors reflect the diversity of the LGBTQ community.

The introduction of a new rainbow check is the latest iteration of Burberry’s most iconic symbol.

‘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, Burberry President and Chief Creative Officer


Though Bailey will step down from the board at the end of March, he will continue to provide support to chief executive officer Marco Gobbetti and the team until the end of the year. Burberry has not announced his successor yet.


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(2) Comments

  1. […] Speaking of models, the casting at Christopher Bailey’s final show for Burberry encapsulated the effortlessly cool look he’s best known for while celebrating the fact that the collection itself was dedicated to LGBTQ youth. […]

  2. […] Christopher Bailey was not the right fit going forward, he saw the house out on a high note. His love letter to the LGBT+ community with a new house check in their honor will forever be a part of the Burberry brand and it is […]

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