CELEBRITIES have given their support to the first UK LGBT clothing brand which has been set up by a woman from Penarth.
Rugby legend Gareth Thomas and Ian ‘H’ Watkins from the band Steps shared an image of themselves on social media wearing items from Fern Coslett’s debut collection.
Miss Coslett, 20, launched Elm Apparel with backing from the Vale of Glamorgan council’s young entrepreneur bursary scheme.
It features a range of androgynous casual wear inspired by the culture and issues of people in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Miss Coslett’s mum, Angela Coslett, made the suggestion to get in contact with the Welsh icons, as they are currently starring in Aladdin at the New Theatre in Cardiff.
Inspired by the idea Miss Coslett quickly packaged the items she though would be best suited to the stars, selecting the very popular geometric bear design for Gareth Thomas and the festive ‘Make The Yuletide Gay’ sweater for Ian ‘H’ Watkins, who recently announced he and his partner, Craig Ryder, are expecting twins via surrogate.
Shortly after delivering the packages to the New Theatre,
Miss Coslett received a message via twitter from Ian, thanking her and confirming he and Gareth looked forward to modelling items with both stars later tweeting an excited image of them wearing the products, to their thousand of followers online.