Good team: TOMS x Prabal Gurung
Both make fashion, both are committed to Nepal. Seen in this way, it was only a matter of time before the sustainable label and the US luxury designer came together. Their common mission with TOMS x Prabal Gurung: to generate funds for the reconstruction of Nepal, which is still strongly affected by the earthquake. Thousands of people have left their lives in this natural catastrophe last year. Countless were injured. And that is why the designer with Nepali roots (born in Singapore, grew up in Kathmandu, Nepal) has now designed a 4-part Capsule Collection for TOMS.
I want to inspire people and do good things. That is why I am so happy about the cooperation. Together we want to change our world with our actions – Prabal Gurung
Prabal Gurung is aware of his privileged position. He was able to enjoy education and know that this is the key to a better future. With his foundation, the designer wants to return something to his country and to enable as many children as possible education. For each sold model from the TOMS x Prabal Gurung collection, five euros will go to Prabals Shikshaya Foundation. The facility provides access to education for underprivileged children in Nepal. On the basis of the current events in 2015, it is also committed to the reconstruction of the Nepalese education system.
Shikshaya is Nepalese and means education.
For the collection, Prabal Gurung has been inspired by the small streets and corners in his Nepali homeland. The Newari women traditionally wear saris in black, red and white. And this is reflected in the Capsule Collection: black and white, light and darkness, he combines artfully with his passionate red. The collection includes two typical TOMS Espandrilles, a sneaker model and the cozy winter boot Nepal Boot.
And, of course, in addition to the donation campaign, for every sold shoe a child in need will receive shoes – One for One.
TOMS x Prabal Gurung: The prices are between 55 and 110 euros. Buy here