Ellie is the Fashion features editor of British Vogue
Wednesday 8 March 2017
SPIRITED medleys between feminism and fashion may have been baptized last season with Dior’s ‘We should all be feminists’ tee, but the revolution is surely here to stay: with the likes of Prabal Gurung, Creatures of Comfort and Missoni all bringing powerful political messages to the autumn/winter 2017 runways. Now, in celebration of International Women’s Day, the synthesis has extended far beyond the sartorial sphere. From Jennifer Meyer’s ‘empower’ bracelet to the jolly Emmeline Pankhurst gingerbread woman (yes, really); show your support for women in style with Vogue’s ultimate empowering picks to shop now.Best Slogan Tees
Best Slogan Tees
In collaboration with CFDA's Fashion Stands, Jonathan Simkhai has released this limited-edition tee, advocating reproductive freedom and fair rights for immigrants and refugees. All proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood. £80 at Jonathansimkhai.com.
This recently-launched lifestyle brand have designed a range of homewares in tribute to International Women’s Day, including this eye-catching Frida Khalo cushion. £19 at Junique.co.uk.
Mimosa has typically been the flower of choice to mark International Women’s Day due to its beautiful and delicate appearance, combined with its resilience to adverse conditions. £35 per bunch, at Flowerbx.com.
Consider this feminism with a sprinkle of sugar; Biscuiteers have created a limited edition range of Jolly Ginger biscuits that represent a inspirational female figures throughout history. From Emmeline Pankhurst to Audrey Hepburn, these hand-iced treats are the perfect way to sweeten your International Women’s Day celebrations. £6 at Biscuiteers.com.
As part of Jennifer Meyer's inspirational capsule collection for International Women's Day, this delicate handmade bracelet is a simple reminder of the positive message that the day champions. Empower 18-karat gold bracelet, £650 exclusively at Net-a-porter.com.
Shepard Fairey has collaborated with photographer Arlene Mejorado to create this limited edition T-shirt which uses the memorable image that was originally commissioned as part of the We The People campaign, seen at President Trump’s inauguration and the Women’s Marches. £30 at Obeyclothing.co.uk.
A portion of the proceeds for this seminal tee will go to Rihanna's non-profit organisation, The Clara Lionel Foundation. £490 at Dior, 160-162 New Bond Street.
An adaptation of the knitted 'pussy power' beanies worn at January's women's marches, Missoni's luxe recreation was the defining feature of their autumn/winter 2017 show, with one hat left on every seat. Available soon at Missoni.com.
Launched as part of Women for Women International's #SheInspiresMe campaign, Temperley London is one of six brands creating bespoke designs for International Women's Day. With 100% of the profits going directly to Women for Women, this is one philanthropic buy. Bibi scarf, £350 at Temperleylondon.com.
As part of the collaboration with Women for Women, these special edition long-sleeved tees are embroidered with ‘Woman’ and ‘Sister’ on the back. International special edition raglan crew neck, £75 at Alexeagle.co.uk.
To support #SheInspiresMe, Amanda Wakeley has produced a bespoke line of cashmere jumpers embroidered with the Women for Women International logo and #SheInspiresMe on the back. £295 at Amandawakeley.com.
This vibrant, limited-edition perspex box clutch forms part of the #SheInspiresMe campaign and was inspired by the resilient female survivors of war. £695 at Charlotteolympia.com.