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Days after Chanel promised to ban exotic skins and Virgil Abloh joins Evian as a creative advisor for sustainable design, Vivienne Westwood and Burberry join forces to save the rainforest in their latest collaborative campaign.
The campaign, shot by David Sims, features old and new faces as the collab aims to unit punk and heritage, rebellion and tradition, the past and the future. The shoot includes Kate Moss posing in a check shirt and matching high-waisted pants, the African-Brit podcasts trio, Sistren, who tell stories of queer black women, dripped in woolen berets, mini kilts, and knee-high socks. Meanwhile, musician Leonard Emmanuel is spreading awareness in an oversize T-shirt with the slogan “Cool Earth has a plan to save the rainforest.”
Cool Earth is a non-profit organization that works to halt deforestation in rainforest communities. According to their website, it is “the only charity that works solely where the threat to the forest is greatest, on the frontline of deforestation.” In addition to spreading awareness with the oversized tee, Westwood is working on customizing four exclusive pieces from the collaboration that will be auctioned off to raise funds for Cool Earth’s mission.
The collection is Burberry’s first collaboration under a newly appointed Riccardo Tisci and is available on the brand’s web site and London, New York, Paris, and Hong Kong stores with prices ranging from 55 pounds to 1,150 pounds.
In other style news, Gucci unveils a host of DSM-exclusive items.