NET-A-PORTER launch dedicated section to celebrate Make-A-Wish Foundation partnership
NET-A-PORTER will launch a dedicated area onsite to celebrate its partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation with 20% of the profits for each product going to the charity that grants life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses in the UK.
The selection will consist of 16 pieces from fine jewelry designers, Carolina Bucci, Diane Kordas, Maria Tash, Sydney Evan, Jennifer Meyer, Jemma Wyne, Foundrae and Andrea Fohrman, each piece taking inspiration from the Make-A-Wish logo and star. Items include 18-karat white gold diamond earrings, moon and star charms, a rose gold diamond and sapphire star pendant necklace and double star studs.
We are honored to collaborate with the Make-A-Wish Foundation on this truly special partnership. It has been a privilege to work with Batia and the committee on a project that has such an uplifting and positive impact. The Make-A-Wish Foundation transforms children’s dreams into reality, giving them unforgettable experiences, and the effect of these wishes is profound: it spreads happiness where it’s most needed by creating joyful moments for children who are battling serious illnesses and suffering on a daily basis.
To mark the launch, Alison Loehnis, President of NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER together with Batia Ofer, Chair of The Art of Wishes and Patron at Make-A-Wish will host a private fundraising luncheon ‘The Art of Wishes’. The event which will coincide with the start of Frieze Week, will include a raffle for an original piece by Tracey Emin, inspired by a wish from a Make-A-Wish child, and a silent auction where guests will be able to place bids via iPads or their phones – prizes include artwork by Sivan Sternbach entitled ‘HOPE’, exclusive fashion and beauty packages, luxury holidays and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
The Art of Wishes began as an idea to combine my two greatest passions – art and Make-A-Wish. Having been deeply involved with the charity for more than a decade, it seemed natural to me to bring together my art connections to benefit children with critical illnesses. The strong connection between art and fashion made NET-A-PORTER an ideal partner, embracing female strength in both worlds alike. It has been a pleasure to work with the NET-A-PORTER team led by Alison Loehnis. Their dedication and passion has been instrumental in ensuring the success of the Art of Wishes Ladies Luncheon.
The Make-A-Wish selection will be available here on NET-A-PORTER from 1st – 7th October