Worn by model and activist Arizona Muse on the cover of the 2021 issue of Great British Brands (on the newsstand now or click to buy), here’s your chance to own this unique bespoke dress from Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, made sustainably with recycled single-use plastic. The dress is based on a design from Preen’s s/s ’21 collection and was inspired by the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi – the practice of mending broken pottery using liquid gold, and by doing so embracing imperfections and celebrating flaws.
By bidding here, you’ll also be joining Justin Thornton, Thea Bregazzi and all of us at Country & Town House in supporting the awe-inspiring work of Choose Love, the world’s first shop to support refugees.
Choose Love does whatever it takes to provide refugees and displaced people with everything from lifesaving search and rescue boats to food and legal advice. They elevate the voices and visibility of refugees and galvanise public support for agile community organisations providing vital support to refugees along migration routes globally.
‘We are so grateful to the teams at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and Great British Brands for supporting our work with the upcoming auction of this beautiful dress,’ says Choose Love’s Alice Sloman. ‘After what has been such a challenging year for our grassroots partners, who have been working tirelessly to prevent an outbreak of Covid-19 in refugee camps, this really means so much to us. All funds raised in this auction will help fund our emergency response work this winter and beyond.’
We have teamed up with Fellows Auctioneers for the sale of the dress, with all proceeds going to Choose Love. Click here to make your bid to own a piece of unique British fashion history and do good at the same time.
The auction will close on 29 January 2021 and the lucky bidder will be notified by email. Follow @countryandtownhouse and #GBBPreenforChooseLove for updates.
To find out more about Choose Love, please visit @chooselove on social media or online at helprefugees.org.
Please note that sequinned undergarment is not included, but dress will come with a nude slip.