Celeb fashion designer Henry Holland has teamed up with the UK’s leading children’s charity Barnardo’s to launch a very fashionable guide to help women look a million dollars for just a few pounds!
Having a personal style and dress in quality wear shouldn’t have to come at a cost. Fashion is all about getting creative and finding something that works for you, and here is where charity shops come in handy!
The charity’s retail ambassador, owner of designer brand ‘House of Holland’ and the H! collection for Debenhams, has helped create a selection of seasonal outfits from items found in Barnardo’s stores for its autumn/winter look book.
As a passionate campaigner for sustainable fashion, Henry is keen to showcase the vast range of styles in Barnardo’s stores and how easy it is to create on-trend outfits on a thrifty budget – as well as helping the environment by breathing fresh life into pre-loved clothes and upcycling.
Henry said: “As Barnardo’s Retail Ambassador, I am incredibly honoured to support the charity’s autumn/winter edition of the ‘One of a Kind’ trend book.
“Fashion is what we make it. It’s an opportunity to express who we are and to tell our own unique stories through the clothes we wear. “
The Autumn Winter edition of ‘One of a Kind’ shows you just how easily this can be achieved by incorporating pre-loved items in to your wardrobe. Henry has hopes that the looks will inspire people to create their own Barnardo’s style without breaking the bank.
The book features nine different looks worn by models from Europe’s largest agency Models1 Curve, and focuses on key trends for Autumn/Winter 17, each created from pre-loved clothing found at Barnardo’s stores.
The high quality items are proof that you do not have to compromise being ‘on-trend’ or ‘in-style’ when shopping in Barnardo’s stores; you have the power to create your own one-of-a-kind look using quality pieces at affordable prices.
Buying from Barnardo’s not only helps to promote Henry’s message about the importance of upcycling and the value of pre-loved clothing, but directly helps to transform the lives of the thousands of vulnerable children and young people who are supported by Barnardo’s each year.
Roy Clark, director of retail and trading at Barnardo’s, added: “This is our second trend book and we expect it to be as well received as the first – if not better!
“Having Henry on board is fantastic – he has a lot of influence in the fashion world and we really hope he can inspire people to go out and create their very own one-off outfits and develop their own styles at prices they can afford.
“Upcycling is increasingly popular and you really can find your next piece of treasure in our stores.
“In addition to this, every item sold will go towards helping thousands of vulnerable children supported by the charity; every single penny really will help to make a difference.”
The charity has helped transform the lives of millions of disadvantaged children in the UK, and continues to help families to build a better future. In 2016/17 more than 272,000 children, young people, parents and carers were supported by Barnardo’s through more than 1,000 services across the UK, such as young carers, care leavers, foster carers and adoptive parents, training and skills or parenting classes.
Visit www.barnardos.org.uk to find out more.