International Women’s Day—March 8— is just around the corner and this year Net-a-Porter is marking the occasion by launching a collection of t-shirts created by some of the most talented female fashion designers.
Since 2020 marks the online retailer’s 20th anniversary, Net-a-Porter invited 20 designers, including Isabel Marant, Roxanne Assoulin, Stella McCartney, Gabriela Hearst, and Nanushka, to each design a t-shirt that reflects their “personal interpretation of women’s empowerment and strength.” And the result is nothing short of incredible.
McCartney featured an illustration from her fall/winter 2019 campaign where women come together in mutual support and love of the earth. Antwerp-based mother-daughter design duo Bernadette and Charlotte de Geyter evoked their love for florals and created a beautiful rose motif “to comment on how femininity can be both beautiful and fierce.”
Cool designs aside, the best thing about this collection is that it benefits a wonderful cause—namely the Women for Women International charity that supports women in countries affected by war and conflict by providing them with a safe space and tools to learn new skills to escape poverty. This is actually the third year that Net-a-Porter has partnered with the organization and so far the campaigns have raised enough to help 300 women.
“Our International Women’s Day campaign perfectly embodies the sentiment that so much can be achieved when women come together. Twenty years of Net-a-Porter and 20 awe-inspiring designers, standing alongside women who are often forgotten and left behind after experiencing indescribable trauma,” said Brita Fernandez Schmidt, vice president at Women International. “We are so grateful to everyone involved and this year hope to raise enough funds to transform the lives of hundreds more women survivors of war.”
The t-shirts are available for purchase today on Net-a-porter.com.