Christopher Bailey is leaving Burberry.
He’s done a hell of a lot for the brand over the course of his 17-year stint. And he’s going on a bang.
For his last LFW show on 17 February, he’s paying tribute to the LGBTQ+ community by unveiling a rainbow check.
The motif will appear throughout the collection to show Burberry’s support for the global community.
Bailey, who’s married actor Simon Woods in 2012, says: ‘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.’
In 2014, he became the first openly gay FTSE 100 CEO.
The rainbow check will be available to shop immediately following the runway show.
Although this will be his last show, Bailey’s set to remain in his position until the end of the year and it’s still unknown who will take over.