Oxfam teams up with Henry Holland, Giles Deacon and Christopher Kane for launch of Oxfam Boutiques
Hot off the Hippyshopper presses comes the news that Oxfam has collaborated with the crème de la crème of UK designers to create collection of pieces to celebrate the launch of a range of Oxfam boutiques.
The designers came out for the Westbourne Grove launch where Henry Holland talked about his latest muse, 20-year old socialite Alice Dellal (seen modelling the SpongeBob SquarePants basque): "I love Alice. She's a great friend of mine and was in my last show," adding: "She's so inspiring for fashion as she has a great sense of individuality and freedom. I'm sure we'll be working together in the future."
Using fabric taken from garments and furnishing donated to the charity the seven designers created the one-off pieces which will be available from eBay. As well as the names mentioned Jonathan Saunders, Jens Laugesen, Stephen Jones and CQ fave Richard Sorger have also produced pieces for Oxfam.
It's all in aid of a Jane Sheperdson-helmed project which saw the launch of an Oxfam boutique in Westbourne Grove with three more set to open in London this summer. The shops will stock everything from high quality secondhand to reconditioned and recycled pieces from labels such as Junky Styling to eco-labels such as People Tree.