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5 rainbow pieces we loved from the Burberry February 2018 collection

When Christopher Bailey’s 17-year tenure at Burberry came to an end, we were shocked, to say the least. From thereon, things moved quickly and the Burberry February 2018 collection was slated to be his final one. Determined to go out with a bang, this collection recently showcased in London was spectacular and showcased something new: the Rainbow check.

Burberry has always been known for its iconic check prints, and the Rainbow check was Bailey’s personal interpretation of it, dedicated to the LGBTQ+ communities. Other than the Rainbow check making several appearances on the runway, the rainbow motif was also prevalent in other fashion pieces from the Burberry February 2018 collection.

“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,” said Bailey.

“There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength and our creativity.”

Set against a multisensory installation in collaboration with United Visual Artists (UVA), the runway was made to look as though the models were walking through the passage of time. The installation’s swinging pendulums according to the rhythm of the show’s soundtrack was initially haunting, then upbeat and hopeful.

As you’re listening to the soundtrack, scroll down and check out the best rainbow pieces from the Burberry February 2018 collection. Then you can get the capsule collection now, or pre-order the runway collection.

(Image: United Visual Artists, Our Time, 2016, Collection Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Hobart, Australia)

1 /5

Rainbow Faux Fur Cape

Be an absolute animal-friendly queen in this faux fur cape in all the colours of the rainbow. Definitely not one for daily usage, but we love just how dramatic it looks in all its colourful flair.

RM27,000, Burberry

2 /5

Rainbow Vintage Check Harrington Jacket

A classic silhouette from the men’s collection, this Harrington jacket with the 1960s check is given a 2018 update complete with a dash of rainbow. This jacket is also reversible, which means that it’s office-appropriate enough — until it’s 7PM and you step out the door.

RM9,995, Burberry

3 /5

Rainbow Down-filled Gilet

Travelling to someplace cold soon? Warm up with this down-filled vest. It also has a soft fleece lining that will be extremely comfortable, in addition to it being trendy. You’ll definitely stand out from the crowd of winter monochromes.

RM6,500, Burberry

4 /5

Rainbow Stripe Maxi Skirt

Hankering for a rainbow motif that doesn’t scream out at people? We love this rainbow striped skirt. Mostly white with a strip of rainbow, this flouncy maxi skirt brings to mind the vision of a ball gown but with more sass. Pair with a casual top to play out the high-low style.

RM7,900, Burberry

5 /5

Rainbow Vintage Check Baseball Cap

Everybody needs at least one cap in their wardrobe. Why not make it this Rainbow check baseball cap? In essence, it’s a timeless accessory with an iconic check print. What makes it stand out even more and be relevant in this time and age is the addition of the subtle Rainbow check.

RM1,550, Burberry

5 rainbow pieces we loved from the Burberry February 2018 collection

PohNee Chin

Editor, Kuala Lumpur

Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.


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