Burberry to unveil new rainbow tartan in support of LGBT charities

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The classic tartan has been updated

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Burberry will unveil a new tartan during London Fashion Week, which has rainbow-coloured stripes to support LGBT charities

The classic famous tartan used by the designer is black, beige, white and red, according to Dezeen.

The fashion company has said the new pattern is an "emblem for optimism and inclusiveness."

The LGBT tartan was designed by Christopher Bailey, who is a creative director. It will be included in his last Burberry collection.

 

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He said he wants his final work with the designer to be dedicated to the "best and brightest organisations" which support "LGBTQ+ youth around the world."

He added that now is the most important time "to say that in our diversity lies our strength and our creativity."

Burberry’s tartan is one of the brand's most frequently impersonated designs.

The fashion company has also announced donations to the Trevor Project, the Albert Kennedy Trust and the ILGA, which are all LGBT charities.

It is claimed it was Bailey who turned Burberry into a global brand and he has been involved in many key decisions such as allowing purchases of items straight after they are seen on the catwalk.