It’s almost time for one of our favorite times of the year: International Women’s Day. Although every day is reason enough to celebrate the women in your life, we aren’t complaining about March 8 being dedicated to applauding the achievements of women around the world and shining a spotlight on the ongoing female empowerment movement.
This year, renowned designers and fashion companies are showing their support with exclusive feminism-inspired collections that not only make a sartorial statement but also benefit global charities focused on helping women. Luxury British retailer Net-a-Porter has collaborated with 20 iconic female designers to create an exclusive series of T-shirts that reflect each creative’s personal interpretation of women’s empowerment.
From Stella McCartney‘s touching illustration of sisterhood and Isabel Marant‘s motivational “You Go Girl” in unmissable block letters to Jimmy Choo‘s humorous wordplay, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Women for Women International to help women in war-torn countries rebuild their lives for the third year in a row.
“This is such a meaningful project for us at Net-a-Porter,” said Net-a-Porter president Alison Loehnis. “We feel incredibly honored to be raising money for Women for Women International by bringing together inspiring and creative women from our industry in support of the charity’s critical work.”
Echoing the spirit of Chloé’s founder Gaby Aghion’s famous words “To all women, I always say, you must dare”, the French maison is launching a global partnership with UNICEF to champion its gender equality programs. Named “Girl Forward”, the campaign strives to advance 6.5 million adolescent girls in countries such as Jordan and Morocco with technological and entrepreneurial skills to help them succeed in the workplace. In order to accomplish this inspiring goal, Chloé released a necklace and bracelet as well as a cotton t-shirt in two shades on its online store, in which 100 percent of those proceeds will be given to UNICEF, while actors Katie Holmes and Lucy Boynton are spreading the word to their collective nearly three million followers as well.
Scroll through the gallery below for a closer look at these feminist T-shirt collections.