Jean Paul Gaultier is known for his cheeky and unapologetic take on fashion, and he’s taking that attitude to not one, but two big charity-focused projects. First, the designer is headed over to Scandinavia where he’s set to design a one-off collection for affordable fashion chain Lindex. The collection will include women’s wear, children’s wear, accessories and lingerie and is set to debut at select store locations and on the company’s website on October 8. Gaultier’s collection for Lindex, which he described as “bold, chic and strong,” marks the company’s 60th anniversary. 10 perfect of all sales are being donated to breast cancer research charities.
The designer’s second project is an adorable nautical-inspired canvas tote bag for amfAR to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for HIV/AIDS. The special edition bag features the designer’s signature on the front and will be sold exclusively at Bloomingdale’s (and starting mid-summer, at shopamfar.com) for $35 with 100% of the purchase price going to amfAR’s research programs. Heidi Klum donated her time to model the bag, which appears in Bloomingdale’s magazine. Not only do these collaborations do good by funding valuable research, but they also make Gaultier’s designs just a little bit more attainable.