And Nicole Kidman, Viola Davis, Kate Hudson and Dakota Fanning all have one
In case you didn’t know, it’s International Women’s Day on 8th March, and Net-A-Porter are kicking off celebrations early with a line of kick-ass t-shirts designed by Ganni, Off-White, Rosie Assoulin, Chloé, Stella McCartney and Bella Freud.
Each tee is the designers’ take on incredible women, and all proceeds go to Women for Women International, the non-profit organisation that has been helping female survivors of war rebuild their lives and choose their own future (since launching in 1993, it has helped more than 462,000 women in 8 countries affected by war and conflict).
As such, each slogan shirt is unique, as each designer has a different take on an incredible woman.
Bella Freud for example was inspired by creative women, saying, ‘The incredible women I look up to are Coco Chanel for breaking all the boundaries of how women should dress; the writer Colette who wrote the wildest, most liberated prose while being held almost prisoner by her husband. Angela Davis whose eloquence and beauty makes her name synonymous with courage.’
Meanwhile, Chloé creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi looked back to her first collection for the fashion house. She said, ‘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.‘
Rosie Assoulin’s creation was inspired by grandmothers, while Off-White’s Virgil Abloh’s captures ‘the vibrant essence of the notion of a woman.’
Oh, and the designs have got the celeb seal of approval too, with the likes of Viola Davis, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Dakota Fanning and Zoe Saldana (to name but a few) wearing the t-shirt and posting it on their social media channels ahead of the big day.
The t-shirts go on sale today, and you’d better get yours quick before they sell out – because they will.
Shop now: Ganni t-shirt for £85 from Net-A-Porter
Shop now: Chloé t-shirt for £375 from Net-A-Porter
Wear yours with a ruffle skirt, ripped jeans or checked suit, whichever suits your personal style – and more importantly wear it with pride.
As Alison Loehnis, President NET-A-PORTER & MR PORTER puts it, ‘The work of Women for Women International is nothing short of inspirational. It is our great pleasure to be supporting them this International Women’s day with the help of some of our wonderful designers.’