On|Off designers create pieces inspired by Darfur crisis
They have asked some of their key designers, including Allegra Hicks, Bérubé, Alex Noble and Hannah Martin. Lee Lapthorne, the director of OnlOff has commented, “I have been amazed by the designer’s enthusiasm and willingness to give something back."
Bérubé explains their design choice, ‘My design explores issues of homelessness and exile. Despite the many problems that affect people in Darfur - disease, violence, hunger to name but a few - being without a home is a wound that leaves indelible marks not only for families living through the conflict but for generations to come’.
The specially designed pieces will be on show withing the foyer of On|Off, by arrangement with The Royal Academy of Arts, 6 Burlington Gardens. After London Fashion week the pieces will be donated to Merlin who will raise support and awareness of the problems by retailing the pieces to the public through fashionspace.com.