Naomi Campbell’s prevalence within the fashion world is undisputed, but her latest venture, a fashion collaboration with Diesel, sees her partnering up for the greater good.
The Diesel x Campbell collection is entitled ‘Child at Heart’ and is in aid of Campbell’s Fashion For Relief initiative. Fashion for Relief is an organisation, which donates to environmental and humanitarian causes and has raised over £4.5 million since it was set up in 2005. In the past, the charity has provided relief to Hurricane Katrina, Japan Red Cross and the Disasters Emergency Committee in aid of Ebola. Campbell is the spokesperson for the charity and is fronting its Diesel partnership, which is aiming to provide help for children around the world.
Speaking on the collection, Diesel’s Renzo Rosso told Vogue, “Diesel always has, and always will be, a cultural commentator tackling relevant issues.” If the Child at Heart campaign wasn’t evidence enough, Diesel also recently launched its “Make Love Not Walls” campaign, which is about tearing down walls that separate people, both mentally and physically and joining people together in love.
Campbell fronts the collection, but is joined in the Diesel campaign by high-profile model Barbara Palvin, Quincy Jones’s daughter Kenya Kinski-Jones and Robert De Niro’s son Aaron De Niro among others. The collection consists of two tees with love heart designs with the ‘Child at Heart’ title, which are priced at £50, as well as two sweaters, priced at £100 which feature a charming ladybird drawing and again the ‘Child at Heart’ print. The artwork was actually designed by children attending the Diesel HQ kindergarten in Italy.
All proceeds from the Child at Heart collaboration will go to Campbell’s Fashion For Relief fund to help children around the world. If you’d like to help with this campaign, you can buy a t-shirt or sweater from Diesel’s website www.diesel.com or visit your nearest Diesel store. However, if you can’t afford Diesel’s price tag, then simply let the clothes inspire you, look to the brand’s work and consider how you can do your bit for someone in need.