February 13, 2018 at 3:18 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Burberry recreates classic plaid print with rainbow colors for LGBT community

(Photo courtesy of Instagram)

Burberry has recreated its iconic plaid print into rainbow check pieces as part of its fall/winter 2018 collection in support of the LGBT community.

The rainbow check pieces will be displayed in Burberry’s London show on Feb. 17. The items will immediately be available for purchase after the show.

Burberry also announced it will be donating an undisclosed sum to three LGBT charities: the Albert Kennedy Trust, which assists homeless LGBT people in the U.K., the LGBT suicide prevention organization the Trevor Project and the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), which brings together more than 750 LGBT groups across the globe.

“Today we reveal #TheRainbowCheck and announce that @Burberry is supporting LGBTQ+ charities @AlbertKennedyTr, @ILGAWorld and @TrevorProject. The rainbow, a symbol of inclusiveness and joy, is celebrated throughout the February 2018 collection #BurberryShow #LFW,” Burberry posted on Instagram.

This will be Christopher Bailey’s, who heads the British fashion house, final collection with the brand.

“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,” Bailey said in a statement. 

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