Top retailers, brands, designers and businesses across the globe have shown their support on 8 March in solidarity with women to recognise and celebrate female achievements and call for change in the future.
Luxury etailer Net-a-Porter has teamed up with designers and brands to launch a capsule collection of six T-shirts. Designs come from Stella McCartney, Ganni, Off-White, Bella Freud, Rosie Assoulin and Chloé, and have been available on the site from the beginning of this month. All proceeds go to Women for Women International, a charity working to eradicate atrocities against women in war-torn countries. Each T-shirt design represents the designer’s personal interpretation of their understanding of female bravery and empowerment.
International Women’s day
Missguided is celebrating International Women’s Day by launching its #makeHERstory collection in support of non-profit organisation Girls Out Loud, which aims to inspire confidence and build girls’ self-esteem through coaching and mentoring practices. The four-piece collection has been designed by Missguided’s all-female in-house design team to celebrate and empower women through a unified message. The range includes three T-shirts and a hoodie with a mixture of the #makeHERstory slogan and a limited edition Missguided print. The entire campaign was produced, shot and directed by an all-female crew.
Lululemon is endorsing the message of gender equality through themed T-shirts sold online and in its flagship Regent Street store in London. Today (8 March), the retailer will host a panel in the store, where wellness expert Amy Hopkinson and authors of The Woman Down Under Nina Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl will discussing and celebrate the achievements of women.
To mark International Women’s Day, Scandinavian womenswear brand Lindex has collaborated with eight artists on a collection celebrating women. The 12-piece collection, which launched this week, includes a silk kimono, denim jacket and vegan leather tote bag. The brand will donate 10% of sales to charity HERhealth, which aims to improve the health and lives of female textile workers.
House of Fraser has endorsed International Women’s Day by donating all profits made from its Womankind Worldwide T-shirt on 8 March to the Womankind charity, which works with women’s movements around the world to help tackle the discrimination, poverty and violence that women and girls face. The T-shirt is available for £39.
London department store Liberty is celebrating the day by transforming its windows into a series of portraits featuring inspirational women including singer Florence Welch and designers Anya Hindmarch and Katharine Hamnett, shot by photographer Mary McCartney. This creative adaptation of the windows draws on the retailer’s history – in the same month in 1912 the Suffragettes shattered the Liberty windows in their bid to win women the vote. To mark the women’s suffrage centenary, Liberty London is transforming its panes into a celebration of women past, present and future.
Boxpark Shoreditch is celebrating by launching a competition for a one-week pop-up for a standout female “fashionpreneur”. Aimed at budding female designers, to win the competition entrants must submit an overview of their brand and why it would be a perfect fit for Shoreditch before the deadline on 5 April. The most unique vision will be awarded the space, and the one-week pop-up will open to the public on 7 May.
Retailers celebrate International Women's Day