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It's Never Too Late To Support Pride Month With These Rainbow Merch

This past weekend was a busy one for the LGBTQ+ movement with the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall riots – the event in New York's West Village marked the beginning of the gay rights movement – and the first virtual Pink Dot rally in Singapore. To round up Pride month this June, we highlight the many ways you too can support the cause by purchasing the rainbow-themed merchandise by fashion houses – because fighting for the cause never stops.

Ralph Lauren

With a 30-year history of supporting LGBTQ+ issues, championing diversity and inclusion, Ralph Lauren drops a 10-piece gender-neutral Polo Pride collection for both adults and children this month. The American brand reimagines its iconic pony emblem in a rainbow spectrum and plastering it on graphic tees, caps, sweatshirts, fanny packs, baseball caps and more. The label has also partnered with the Stonewall Community Foundation and will donate a portion of sales  to the foundation to help those who experience the greatest vulnerability within the community like the transgender groups and gender non-conforming and non-binary people.

Kate Spade New York

The New York label drops a ready-to-wear capsule collection featuring the rainbow motif which is a symbol synonymous not just with the brand’s image of optimism and joy, but also the universal symbol of the LGBTQ+ community. The capsule collection consists of a tote, nylon backpack, as well as a hoodie, T-shirt, sandals and a range of sparkling rainbow-themed accessories. In partnership with the The Trevor Project – the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organisation for LGBTQ+ youths – the brand will be donating funds to help with its community outreach programs and services.

Shop the collection via e-mail at singapore@katespade.com

Versace

It has been a year since creative director Donatella Versace has been named a Stonewall ambassador, which recognises her role as an advocate championing and supporting the LGBTQ+ community in the United States. This year, she drops a limited-edition pride-themed capsule collection featuring summer-ready apparel that’s adorned with colours of the rainbow. A portion of the sales from the apparel will go to two organisations. Firstly, the funds will aid American charity Pride Live and its beneficiaries while improving the organisation’s donation platform. The other organisation receiving the aid is advocacy group Arcigay which was founded in Italy in 1985 and is fighting to make positive political, legislative and cultural changes for the LGBTQ+ community.

Coach

Coach honours the LGBTQ+ community and stands with the community to continue pushing for an equal future with its We C You campaign. The campaign introduces the Big Apple-based label’s first-ever full, cross-category range in celebration of Pride month with the house signature ‘C’ motif drenched in rainbow hues and appearing on bags, T-shirts and jackets. The Coach Foundation will also be making donations to Hetrick-Martin Institute, a seven-year partner of the fashion label, as well as their new partners GLSEN and the Albert Kennedy Trust.

Etro

Etro has decorated its classic Pegaso bag with the colours of the rainbow. The bag comes in two sizes – a regular-version which features the rainbow stripes with the brand’s signature paisley print, as well as a miniature size that is fully covered in rainbow with royal blue trimming. The Italian fashion house will also be donating 20 per cent of sales of the bags to Casa Arcobaleno, the first shelter in Milan dedicated to those discriminated by their families for their sexual orientation or gender transition.

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