It’s seems like only yesterday young Hermione Granger was boarding the train for Hogwarts for the first time – and now the actress who portrays her, Emma Watson, is all grown-up and a fully fledged fashionista.
We at InStyle have been falling under Emma’s fashion spell for a while and now, following her appointment as the face of Burberry’s a/w 2009 campaign, comes word that she’s going from disapparating to designing.
The actress has rocked looks from Chanel and Burberry to new labels such as William Tempest; now she’s acting as “creative advisor” and waving her designer wand on a range with Fair Trade brand People Tree.
People Tree – a brand that’s worked with high-street miracle-worker Jane Shepherdson – and Emma’s capsule range is aimed at 16-24 year olds, taking influences from festivals, London and the south of France:
"I wanted to help People Tree produce a younger range, because I was excited by the idea of using fashion as a tool to alleviate poverty. It has been the most incredible gap year project,” says the actress.
Launching in February next year, expect jersey T-shirts, dresses, trousers, skirts and knitwear, all made from 100 per cent organic and Fair Trade cotton. Now that’s what we call fashion magic.
For more information, visit People Tree Youth.
By Harriet Reuter Hapgood