December 09 2012
His charities tackle education, unemployment and environmental issues, but this season the Prince of Wales is turning his attention to that annual fashion faux pas – the festive jumper. As part of his Campaign for Wool project, 12 fashion students have been paired with notable brands to create a covetable collection of knitwear.
Paul Smith and Yorkshire-born Laura Raddings Brown have collaborated on a subtle, striped design (centre in picture, £250), manufactured by Scottish label Eribé; Pringle is stocking Glasgow School of Art graduate Julia Maclean’s lambswool sweater that features the brand’s iconic argyle pattern in mohair (left in picture, £250); and Harvey Nichols has snapped up Brighton-based Tegan Kersey’s lightweight knit embellished with a silver-sequin reindeer’s head (right in picture, £195).
All sales will fund fashion education programmes across the UK and support ongoing Campaign for Wool projects, which help generate trade for businesses and farmers.