Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Harpers Bazaar & Browns Launch Women for Women International T Shirts! Xx

Harper’s Bazaar in partnership with 
London fashion boutique Browns, 
 launched its third annual T-shirt project on 12 March with a 
Champagne Reception at Browns in South Molton Street W1.

The very lovely Joan Burstein of Browns and Me

Six top French fashion designers are all involved 
 to raise money and awareness
 for Women for Women International, 
a charity helping women whose lives have been ravaged by war.

Chloé’s Clare Waight Keller, Martine Sitbon of Rue du Mail, 
Isabel Marant, Vanessa Bruno, 
Nathalie Rykiel, president and artistic director of Sonia Rykiel, 
and Agnes B have all designed their very own, 
exclusive T shirt (£40 each)which will be sold as 
part of the project through Browns in London 
and selected boutiques worldwide from March 12th.

 The French designers 
involved in the project have been photographed 
wearing their limited edition T-shirt designs 
for the April issue of Harper’s Bazaar

Isabel Marant in her T Shirt 

with the phrase 'Give to Give'
                                           photographed for Harpers Bazaar

Fashion designer Isabel Marant says: 
“It’s a very simple message. 
Strong, independent women are the inspiration for my work.
 A collaboration like this is a way to show 
genuine support to women who’ve suffered the effects of war.”

 Nathalie Rykiel President and Artistic Director of Sonia Rykiel
in her T Shirt with 'Femmes pour Femmes' 
written across vivid cerise and scarlett lips.
A Strong Feminine Statement.

 Chloé’s Clare Waight Keller
with her T Shirt that has a
a punchy, graphic, rainbow-coloured solidarity statement

Agnes b T Shirt
has an image of delicate white magnolias

Martine Sitbon for Rue du Mail T Shirt
 has an intricate illustration that incorporates both fluid and pyramid shapes 
that serve as an organic environment for beautiful blue birds

Vanessa Bruno T Shirt
has a winged motorbike emerging from a bouquet of cherry blossom

Bazaar’s ‘Women for Women’ T-shirt campaign, 
which first launched in 2010 with 
English fashion designers and sold through NET A PORTER, 
was born out of a meeting between Harper’s Bazaar Editor,
 Lucy Yeomans and Baghdad-born charity founder, 
Zainab Salbi, who is well known in the US as the author of two books.  
Since 1993  Women for Women International 
has not only distributed more than £60 million in direct aid 
to conflict zones but, crucially, 
also works to build economical and educational infrastructures, 
allowing women to become self-sufficient and leaders in their own communities.

 Maria Andrew the Marketing and Communications Director for 'Women for Women'
and Ade Onilude who organises the Women in Marketing Awards
holding Isabel Marant's T Shirt

Harper’s Bazaar Editor Lucy Yeomans says: 
“We are delighted to be able to support Women for Women International 
through our t-shirt project - this will be our third year. 
The work Women for Women does around the world 
impacts on so many lives and our annual project 
is something we are so proud to be a part of. 
It is wonderful that once again Joan Burstein and Browns 
have been able to partner with us to create these 
beautiful t-shirts that I am sure will be a sell out. 
Thank you to our brilliant French designers who have all 
contributed time and energy into making this year’s project the biggest yet.” 

Me and Lucy Yeomans at the Launch of Harpers Bazaar and Browns
Women for Women T Shirts

CEO of Browns Simon Burstein says: 

“It’s the real sense of fun that the campaign 

has that we like and the fact that by wearing the T-shirt, 

and promoting it, we are helping to spread the word 

of the wonderful work of Women for Women 

in areas devastated by war and civil unrest.”

CEO of Browns Simon Burstein

 Joan Burstein of Browns with  Nathalie Rykiel's T Shirt
for 'Women for Women'


Jason Halsey the creator of 'Piece'

- A new luxury British luggage and bag collection for men and women


 Jason Halsey and Vanessa Arelle
Head of Cultural Affairs at the Mexican Embassy
with her Bag by 'Piece'
 Mercedes Zobel one of the trustees for 'Women for Women'
with her yellow 'Piece' Clutch and Jason Halsey
Check his Collection on 

 Mercedes Zobel, Me and Jason Halsey
Mercedes Zobel and Joan Burstein
 Albert Morris, Mercedes, Joan Burstein and Robert Forrest
 Alan Cleaver and Jason Halsey 

This is the second time Harper’s Bazaar and Browns 
have worked together to raise funds for Women for Women International. 
In 2011, Harper’s Bazaar brought together top 
Italian designers including Donatella Versace, 
Frida Giannini for Gucci, Veronica Etro, 
Angela Missoni, Albert Ferretti 
and Rossella Jardini at Moschino for the project, 
which was launched during Milan Fashion Week at 10 Corso Como.

For more details, buy the April issue of Harper’s Bazaar, 

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To see an exclusive behind the scenes video 
of the designers shoot in Paris,
and an interview with CEO of Browns Simon Burnstein 
and find out how support the work of Women for Women go to

Until next time J Xx


  1. Lovely! I adore a nice t-shirt and for a good cause too.

  2. Thank you MsXpat for your lovely comment - it is a great cause! J xx