Save The Children is launching its annual ‘Christmas jumpers’ tomorrow and this year they’ve upped their festive game, teaming up with The British Fashion Council and enlisting some of London’s hottest fash talent to design these one-of-a-kind woollies.
The 14 designers in question are Vivienne Westwood, Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto, Anya Hindmarch, David Koma, Paul Smith, Giles Deacon, House Of Holland, Jonathan Saunders, Matthew Williamson and Sibling. Phew – talk about fashion cred. Each have customised a one-off Christmas jumper that has been hand-knitted in the UK by knitting cool kids, Wool And The Gang.
You’ll be able to check out the collection in a stylish installation at Westfields London from 28 November by visual artist, Stuart Semple. But to actually get your mitts on one of these stylish knits you’ll need to place a bid on the Save The Children auction with a twist – the lowest unique bid wins! Erm, score. The auction lasts for a month from today and all you need to do is pay £1.50 and text the name of the designer and your minimum bid to 78484.
Even if you’re not lucky enough to win one of these beauts, you can still get in on the festive action by getting involved with Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day on 13 December. All you have to do is don your fave Crimbo jumper to work on the day, donating £1 to the charity.
By Katie Yiannakis