River Island launches epic, gender-neutral Pride range with Drag Race illustrator Dom&Ink
River Island has revealed a brand-new, fabulous four-piece collection to celebrate Pride.
The high street retailer has teamed up with Dom&Ink, an illustrator for Drag Race UK and Little Mix: The Search to create an exclusive collection.
A portion of profits from the collection will be donated to UK Black Pride, which promotes unity, solidarity and co-operation among all LGBT+ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent.
The Pride range will be available from 2 July via riverisland.com.
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The collection features two t-shirts, a hoodie and tote bag with slogans including “You’re An Icon” and “I See You” alongside Dom’s recognisable illustrations.
The gender neutral range is available in sizes XS to XL and prices start at £10 going up to £35.
River Island has confirmed that 30 per cent of each item sold from the collection will go directly to UK Black Pride.
The brand will also show support for the UK Black Pride community with a series of five ‘Power Talks’ on the River Island social media channels.
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Hosted by Dom, the series will kick off with an interview with Lady Phyll, co-founder of Black Pride which will be broadcasted live on IGTV over UK Black Pride weekend (2-4 July).
Other figures who will take part include Arun-Blair Mangat, Charlie Craggs, Sabah Choudrey and Char Ellesse.
Drag Race UK fans might be familiar with Dom’s work after he teamed up with the show to create art work inspired by iconic moments from the series.
Dom captioned the post: “I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to illustrate these talented queens, their drag and their journeys.
“I worked really hard to create art this year that showed the fashions and the fierce moments but also to highlight the lived experiences of these queens.
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“The fact the Ginny Lemon and Bimini content on being non-binary was being used for online teaching portals in some school teaching groups absolutely made my day!”.
He’s also recently launched a new book entitled Queer Power, which is a celebration of icons, activists and game changers from across the rainbow and covers topics including coming out, gender and mental health.
Dom has confirmed that River Island will be selling the book as part of the collection, with 30 percent of sales also going to UK Black Pride.
To shop the River Island Pride collection head to riverisland.com.