Last Updated on 28th February 2011
As collaborations go, Harper’s Bazaar and Browns make quite the team. The pair have joined forces once again in the name of charity to raise money for Women for Women International, enlisting a host of heavyweight designers to create a line of limited edition tees.
Donatella Versace, Gucci’s Frida Giannini, Veronica Etro, Angela Missoni, Alberta Ferretti and Rossella Jardini at Moschino have all stamped their signature creativity on the exclusive T-shirts, which go on sale at Browns today. And from Donatella’s bold, geometric shapes, Frida’s fun balloon design and even the tribal-luxe print of Angela Missoni, there are plenty of stylish designs to get your heart (and conscience) pumping.
”The Greek key motif has become something of a graphic signature for Versace,” explains Donatella of her T-shirt design. “My brother used it and I have continued to do so. It’s like the Medusa head itself as a recognizable stamp of Versace, and I often use it when I want to make a graphic statement which is more of a house logo. For the T-shirt, I felt that a simple graphic was needed, as a T-shirt is itself a simple garment.”
Bazaar’s and Browns’ Women for Women T-shirt campaign first launched last year with British fashion designers, born out of a meeting between the magazine’s editor, Lucy Yeomans, and Baghdad-born charity founder Zainab Salbi, who set up the foundation in 1993 to help women whose lives have been shattered by war.
“We are so excited to be doing this project for a second year and to see it grow into an important international campaign working with the different editions of Bazaar around the world,” Lucy Yeomans said. “It was a real privilege to work with the leading female Italian designers, each of whom, when asked to get involved, said yes within minutes. This reaction shows what an incredible impact the work of Women for Women has around the world.”
Each of the contributing designers have been exclusively photographed by renowned photographer Charlie Gray in their own limited edition T-shirts for a special feature about the charity-based project, set to appear in the UK April issue of Harper’s Bazaar’s, on sale March 3rd.
The T-shirts are available to buy at Browns as of today, priced £39, with a proportion of the sales going towards Women for Women.