Stella McCartney teams with War Child
Stella McCartney is to collaborate with War Child on a new art project, Draw Me to Safety. The designer will create a piece of fashion based on art submissions from children in war-affected countries.
Stella McCartney has joined forces with War Child on a new art project.
The 42-year-old designer will conjure up a bespoke piece of fashion based on an international project, Draw Me to Safety, which tasks youngsters in the UK and in war-affected countries to create artwork based on the question, 'What makes you feel safe?'
The international project is designed to create awareness of how children affected by war see the world.
Stella said: ''This project is about young people standing with children affected by conflict. Children see the world with clarity and honesty. War Child UK and I are excited to share their insights through art that will raise awareness and encourage the world to do more to protect children from war.''
Profits from Stella's fashion design, based on the artwork submitted, will go directly to War Child.
The charity's chief executive Rob Williams said: ''There are children across the world who don't know what safety means because all they have ever seen is conflict. Draw Me to Safety is about the power of children's voices to talk directly to the world.''
Stella announced the project yesterday (10.06.14) at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.
The event was hosted by A-list actress Angelina Jolie in London.
The 'Maleficent' star said: ''These are moving examples of how children who have lost so much see the world. I hope that this campaign will bring their world closer to us all, and that many people will feel inspired to help protect vulnerable children living in conflict zones.''