Erin O’Connor and Helena Bonham Carter have partnered with cashmere label Brora on an initiative supporting a children’s charity.
To mark the centenary of the Save the Children organisation, Brora founder and creative director Victoria Stapleton has invited the pair, as well as British model Laura Bailey, to each design a capsule collection. Inspired by the knitwear pieces they love, each of the women worked closely with Victoria and the Brora design team to bring their ideas to life, with each collection consisting of six items. Ten per cent of sales will go to Save the Children.
“I have lived in Brora for years, so jumped at the opportunity to put together my dream cashmere, thrilled by the idea that each purchase will help a distressed child somewhere in the world. It’s a double gift,” said Helena, while Erin added: “As a long-term devotee of both Brora and Save the Children, it was a pleasure to be able to design a cashmere collection inspired by my own Celtic heritage and love of colour while supporting a worthwhile cause.”
Highlights of the range include a long scarf designed by Helena which bears the words, “Phenomenal Woman,” and is inspired by the suffragette movement.
While Erin has created an Aran jumper using traditional knitting techniques, and Laura has selected a super soft Bardot-style knit.
“When the embryo of this concept took shape, I never dreamt the collections of Helena, Laura and Erin would reflect their personalities and aesthetic quite so fabulously well,” shared Victoria. “These lovely and deeply talented women have put so much heart and soul into their designs for Brora and Save the Children and in turn, our mill in the Scottish Borders have created unique pieces that will be loved for life. I’m extremely proud to launch this very special collection and that the sales will help the lives of children who so need our support.”
Items are priced from $108 – $635 (£85 – £495).
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