The Sweatshirt Challenge

The humble sweatshirt has recently become fashion’s hottest it piece. So we challenged four fabulous designers to create a seriously statement version. And the best bit? YOU can get your stylish mitts on them - bid for your favourite with all proceeds going to charity. Check back when our auction goes live on Friday 14 June, but in the mean time see the one-off designs above and tell us which one you want to be YOURS. We think it’s going to get competitive…

Designer Matthew Williamson says:
“I liked the idea of adding this heavily embellished neckline - it’s a simple touch which adds a lot of impact. I took the time to source some fabulous beads, tassels and materials. First I sketched out a rough drawing of the jewelled neckline- making a note of your bead and sequin placement, then secured the details in place.”

Matthew’s chosen charity: Women for Women International

BID HERE FOR MATTHEW WILLIAMSON SWEATSHIRT

Rossella Jardini, Creative Director of Moschino, says:
“I loved this project. To customise the sweatshirt we cut off the hem and cuffs to give a more cropped shape, then printed the Moschino logo on the front and threaded a scarf through the neckline to make a pussy bow. We added sparkle by embellishing with the iconic Moschino ‘peace’ symbol and rhinestones.”

Moschino’s chosen charity: Friends of St Michaels, Uganda

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Michael van der Ham says:
"I wanted to mix some of my signature prints together as a collage onto the sweatshirt. I used hand painted brushstroke patterns that were then scanned in and collaged digitally on the front."

Michael’s chosen charity: Cancer research UK

BID HERE FOR MICHAEL VAN DER HAM SWEATSHIRT

Suno designer Erin Beatty says:
"We wanted to achieve the look of layering in a simple and effortless way. Adding shirt cuffs to the sleeves dresses up such a casual sweatshirt and we loved the idea of applying this graphic embroidery from our Fall 13' collection over the body. This can be easily replicated with other contrasting fabrics or prints by cutting out a pattern of your choice, placing the fabric over the sweatshirt, and securing with a decorative blanket stitch."

Suno’s chosen charity: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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