Net-A-Porter Celebrates International Women’s Day by Teaming Up with 6 Female Designers
To celebrate International Women’s Day and reinforce the commitment to support the empowerment of women, Net-A-Porter launches six exclusive t-shirts with proceeds benefitting Women for Women International, a non-profit organization that helps women living in war-torn countries to rebuild their lives. 2018’s campaign raised enough to support over 170 women through the charity’s year-long training programme, whilst also creating a ripple effect of change which empowers their families and communities. This year, the Net-A-Porter collection includes designs from six female designers: Victoria Beckham, Isabel Marant, Ellery, Rosie Assoulin, Alexa Chung and Perfect Moment.
Each t-shirt brings to life the designers’ own interpretations of women’s empowerment and courage. Alexa Chung elevates female bravery and strength, describing the feminine essence as sacred and praising its power. Victoria Beckham nurtures concepts of sisterhood and compassion, writing in her own handwriting ‘I am her’ and uniting women across the globe, whilst Isabel Marant’s vibrant and uplifting You Go Girl! t-shirt encourages and applauds women. Inspired by female bravery, Perfect Moment’s playful design sends a positive message, celebrating strong and powerful women.
All profits from the collection will go towards Women for Women International’s critical work helping women survivors of war to rebuild their lives and inspire hope for the future. The organisation enrols women living in some of the world’s most dangerous places on a year-long training course where they learn about their rights, health, a vocational skill and gain a sisterhood of women with similar experiences. Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped nearly half a million women by providing them with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency. Their stories are a true testimony of courage and resilience.
Victoria Beckham: “I am so happy to support International Women’s Day this year by creating this ‘I am her’ tee exclusively for Net-A-Porter. It’s more important than ever that women support each other and hopefully this aids in raising awareness for a subject close to my heart.
Alexa Chung: “As part of a community of women which is now a global sisterhood, it was a great honour to be asked to design a t-shirt alongside other women who I admire to celebrate a day that marks a moment in the year when we have an opportunity to reflect how far we have come and how important it is to raise each other up in order to get where we are going.”
Isabel Marant: “My feminist fight is about equality: equal treatment, equal pay, equal opportunities… I thought we would be over this by now, but we’re not. Culture, knowledge and education are our paths to empowerment and justice. The fight is not over. You Go, Girl!”
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