Christopher Kane, Zac Posen, Chloé, Paul Smith and Nicholas Kirkwood are among the designers taking part in the e-commerce event which will satisfy on two sartorial counts: Number one, customers will get a chance to buy a piece of fashion history they missed first time (the very premise of Vestiaire Collective) and know that all proceeds will go to the designer’s charity of choice including Save the Children, Women for Women International and The Royal Marsden. The items are available as of today.
“This is the perfect every day clutch bag, the love heart seems so simple and pure, almost child-like, but powerful and graphic" - Christopher Kane.
Designer: Chloe - Charity: Women For Women.
“The ultimate day-to-evening Chloé dress. This botanical print is one of my favourites from the autumn/winter 2015 collection. Women For Women is one of the most inspiring charities, bringing to our attention stories of women in conflict zones around the world. Their incredible work changes women’s lives every day” - Clare Waight Keller.
Designer: Temperley London - Charity: Women for Women.
"I have chosen this iconic piece as it embodies the bohemian effortless spirit of Temperley London. It showcases intricate craftsmanship and attention to detail which is synonymous with the brand. It is one of my favourite styles from the Temperley archive" - Alice Temperley.
Designer: Nicholas Kirkwood - Charity: Battersea Dogs' and Cats' Home.
"The Hepworth Sandal was inspired by the organic forms and modernist lines of sculptress Barbara Hepworth, she has always had a big influence on my work and this is one of my favourite styles" - Nicholas Kirkwood.
Designer: Sonia Rykiel - Charity: Women For Women.
"Beauty will always be striped" - Sonia Rykiel Maison.
Designer: Bionda Castana - Charity: Royal Marsden.
"Lana is our take on the classic single sole pump and is reflective of our love of architecture and art. It was the shoe that really got us on the shoe map, hence why I have such love for it. It is not plain yet works in the same capacity as a plain pump would with added cool. Easily worn with any outfit and eye catching, yet subtle signature geometric panelling make for an easy addition to anyones wardrobe. It’s available in every colour of the rainbow, but black is black!” - Natalia Barbieri.
Designer: Charlotte Olympia - Charity: Women for Women.
"These signature Charlotte Olympia shoes definitely sum up my motto of 'the higher the heel, the better you feel!’" - Charlotte Dellal.
Designer: Ghurka - Charity: Women For Women.
“We chose the Stash because it is so timeless and part of our heritage – the fact that we have a “shoe” compartment is quite special for today’s shoe addicts. We had no idea how modern this was when it was made back in the Seventies. The full panel outside zip compartment means your iPad, phone, and other essentials are easily obtained outside the bag” - Kathy Formby, creative director.
Designer: House of Dagmar - Charity: Women For Women.
"For this dress I wanted a bohemian approach to contemporary flamboyance. The eclectic combination of a kaftan inspired shape with cuts and layers of different textures define the dress” - Kristina Tjäder, creative director.
Designer: Shrimps - Charity: Child Bereavement Charity UK.
"The Bobbin coat is a very Shrimps coat; I love the name, its shape, the all over stripes, and the deep bottle green colour. This style was our hero coat for AW15” - Hannah Weiland, creative director.
Designer: Tome - Charity: Freedom for All.
"This piece is a classic and signature for us – it embodies our aesthetic, ideals, and taste levels and was made with the confident and independent Tome woman in mind who feels great while wearing it” - Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin.
Designer: Avelon - Charity: KiKa.
"Avelon is casual couture; this dress is an iconic piece that symbolises this. For this handmade dress couture elements were used such as draping and the sculptural appliqué but all executed in a casual way by the use of jersey and felt. With the sale of this dress I’d like to support KiKa. KiKa is a Dutch foundation that helps fund child cancer research” - Avelon Maison.
Designer: Ganni - Charity: Danish Refugee Council.
“I wore this dress at The Elle Style Awards in 2014. We won the category Brand of the Year that evening, it really meant a lot to me, because it signified a milestone in our efforts with Ganni. Also there is something really fun and festive about sequins. It’s the perfect party dress” - Ditte Reffstrup, creative director.
Designer: Zac Posen - Charity: Save The Children.
“The gown is classic glamour and a signature style to the house. It’s a gown that works with many body types and makes any woman feel like they’re ready for that red-carpet moment” - Zac Posen.
Designer: Isa Arfen - Charity: Italian Red Cross.
"It is such a pleasure to donate this silk-cotton dress to Vestiaire Collective for their Christmas Charity Initiative. With its off-the-shoulder knotted neckline and decadent ruffles, I think it perfectly encapsulates the essence of the Isa Arfen aesthetics: feminine, sophisticated, a little eccentric but always relaxed. I hope the new owner will enjoy wearing it as much as I enjoyed creating it!" - Serafina Sama, creative director.
Designer: Rosetta Getty - Charity: Women for Women.
"I design with women in mind, their needs and their daily lives and how clothing can speak to those needs. The Tie Front Wrap Coat embodies the virtues of day to evening dressing that are a key part of my brand DNA” - Rosetta Getty.
Designer: Kenzo - Charity: Blue Marine Foundation.
"We wanted to use the Mini Kali as an accessory that represents our arrival at Kenzo. A meeting of West Coast ease and Parisian refinement. Coming from California, the Blue Marine Foundation is close to our hearts. Around 90 per cent of global fish stocks are fully or over-exploited and around 90 per cent of large fish are gone. The Blue Marine Foundation assists in educating the worlds fishermen and in protecting marine life through the creation of large scale marine reserves. If we don’t act now, we’ll be in dire straits in 20 years’ time, with much fish reserves depleted. Help us help the Blue Marine Foundation!" - Carol Lim and Humberto Leon.
Designer: Paul Smith - Charity: Action Against Hunger.
“I’m famous for my tailoring and so hopefully this classic two-button suit from my women’s collection will help raise money for a very important cause” - Paul Smith.