The next time you have to throw on an ugly Christmas sweater for your co-worker’s dreaded holiday party, at least you can do it for a good cause. Matches Fashion teamed up with Save The Children to bring you five Christmas sweaters that give back. Designed by five top model and designer teams — Kate Moss and Bella Freud, Poppy Delevingne and Christopher Kane, Giles Deacon and Erin O’Connor, Henry Holland and Dree Hemingway, Charlotte Olympia and Karen Elson — the sweaters cost $561 each with all the proceeds going to Save The Children. The organization will use funds to bring relief to child poverty worldwide and to support its Child Refugee Crisis Appeal program.
The sweaters are actually quite stylish, but what else would you expect from Kate Moss? Her design with Bella Freud reads ‘Fairytale of New York’ — Kate’s idea, of course. Others bear sequin polka dots, bows, the slogan ‘Jolly’ and a leopard with a shoe in its mouth (clearly, Charlotte Olympia’s). We kind of want all five.
Kate enjoyed the design process, telling The Telegraph, “Bella is an incredible designer, and a dear friend, so it was fun creating a festive jumper with her.” She added: “The fact that Save the Children helps children around the world is amazing and, with the other models and designers, we’re proving that fashion really can save lives.”
You can grin and bear the ugly Christmas sweater if it’s helping to save lives, right? We thought so.
[via The Telegraph]