Female empowerment in it’s most chic form
In celebration of International Women’s Day, some of fashion most powerful players have partnered with Net-A-Porter, to create a one-off collection of covetable slogan t-shirts.
Each designer, including Stella McCartney, Chloé, Off-White’s Virgil Abloh, Bella Freud, Ganni’s Ditte Reffstrup and Rosie Assoulin, have designed a t-shirt that is a personal interpretation of what female empowerment means to them.
All the proceeds from each t-shirt will go to Women for Women International - the non-profit organisation that helps women who have been affected by war and conflict to rebuild their lives. Since starting in 1993, Women from Women International, has reached more than 462,000 women across eight conflict-affected countries worldwide, now is your chance to support their incredible cause.
Inspiration for the t-shirt: “Love is inclusive, it unites us. Love opens our hearts and minds to go beyond our limitations” - Bella Freud
Inspiration for the t-shirt: “All the amazing girls and women who show the way forward and won’t be pigeonholed or held back by their gender” As serious as the issue of feminism and equality is, I also wanted to add a bit of humor and fun, and say, hey of course we’re on top of things.” - Ditte Reffstrup
Inspiration for the t-shirt: The graphic design was to capture the vibrant essence of the notion of a woman.
Inspiration for the t-shirt: I was inspired by my grandmother, who spoke many languages, and lived in many countries. With each brave move she experienced a strange and new place, and her wisdom and experience are invaluable. What our grandmothers lived through, historically and personally, is inspiring, and the equality we are able to fight for today was often unspeakable in their time.
Inspiration for t-shirt: “Recognizing both the universality and individuality of women was behind much of what I wanted to say with my first collection at Chloé. This is what drew me to using a Cycladic totem of femininity, a symbol dating back more than four millenniums yet still timeless, as a pendant necklace. I wanted to translate this message for International Women’s Day, repeating this symbol in gold thread on the pocket with a matching metallic ring piercing through the sleeve. Together these details represent the life-giving force within all women.”