In 2011 BBC Children in Need launched the Designer Pudsey Collection, which saw 14 designers re-style the charity’s iconic yellow bear. Raising over $90,000, the project became one of Britain’s Top 15 Fashion Moments of the Year. For 2012, LOVE editor and stylist Katie Grand, curated a Designer Pudsey Collection with over 30 international and British designers creating a 28″ bear in their own inimitable style. Each one unique, this stunning collection has seen fashion greats focusing their creative flair, individual approach, and occasional humour on Britain’s best-loved bear. The star-studded 2012 line-up includes: Burberry, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Loewe, Sibling, Mulberry, Giles Deacon made with Swarovski Elements, Katie Hillier, Henry Holland, Louis Vuitton, Jonathan Saunders, Selfridges, Alexander McQueen, Smythson, Victoria Beckham, Prada, Donatella Versace, Missoni, Pucci, Gucci, Norton and Sons, Diane Von Furstenberg, Fendi, Balenciaga, Anya Hindmarch, Vogue, GQ, Kate Spade New York and Tom Ford; all for auction through Christie’s. Check out our faves below and find the rest at designerpudsey.co.uk.
Minnie Mouse in Lanvin, Mickey in Balenciaga – Oh Barneys…you didn’t! B, how we love you so, what better way to get in the holiday spirit than to merge the whimsy of Disney with the fantastical collections of design geniuses, being photographed by the greats and watched by those we have a constant eye on? Aside from the fact that this magical video is simply brilliant, it reminds us that the things that make us smile in life will always remain a part of us from couture to Cruella (or do we actually love to hate her?) Either way, enjoy!