Italian Designers Create Limited-Edition T-Shirts With Harper's Bazaar

28/02/2011 16:12 | Updated 22 May 2015

Milan Fashion Week may be over, but we still have Italian brands on the brain.

Gucci's Frida Giannini and Moschino's Rossella Jardini in their designs. Charlie Gray for Harper's Bazaar

Harper's Bazaar has teamed up with Browns and top female Italian designers like Donatella Versace, Frida Giannini for Gucci, Veronica Etro, Angela Missoni, Alberta Ferretti and Rossella Jardini of Moschino, who have all created a limited-edition T-shirts in aid of Women for Women International, a charity which helps women whose lives have been affected by war.

Each shirt bears the designer's signature flourish, from Versace's geometric shapes to Gucci's cartoonish balloons with horsebit eyes. Alberta Ferretti's adorned her shirt with a fairy-like woman, Jardini's has a female symbol with a smiley face, Missoni's boasts a tribal print and Etro's features an abstract printed neckline.

Alberta Ferretti and Donatella Versace pose in their creations. Charlie Gray for Harper's Bazaar

Each designer has been photographed wearing their exclusive tees by Charlie Gray for the April issue of Harper's Bazaar, on sale 3rd March. Of her design, Versace explains: "The Greek key motif has become something of a graphic signature for Versace. My brother used it and I have continued to do so. It's like the Medusa head itself as a recognizable stamp of Versace, and I often use it when I want to make a graphic statement which is more of a house logo. For the T-shirt, I felt that a simple graphic was needed, as a T-shirt is itself a simple garment."

Margherita Missoni in a design by Angela Missoni and Veronica Etro in her own design. Charlie Gray for Harper's Bazaar

Giannini's balloon print reflects her positive attitude: "I am always very optimistic - it's a message of hope because the balloons inspire happiness. We personalized it with one of our icons, the horsebit. These balloons are meant to raise your spirit high!" Fans of her design should stay optimistic themselves - they have a chance to win a shirt signed by the designer in a Twitter competition launching next week.

The shirts retail for £39 each and will be available at and stockists globally from early March. This marks the second time Harper's Bazaar and Browns have teamed up with designers to raise funds for the charity.

For all the details, check out the April issue of Harper's Bazaar, on sale Thursday.


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