Tim Walker, famous for his iconic fashion photo shoots, has brought his genius for fantasy to a special shoot for Oxfam Fashion (that’s us!) partywear featuring Roger Hargreaves’ Mr Men characters.
Tim said, “It was an idea that came to me because I grew up with them – Mr. Men and Little Miss. They illustrated to me, at a young age, the variety of human behaviours and characters in a vivid way – there are all kinds of colours and characters of Mr Men and Little Miss and there’s all kinds of clothes for all sorts of people that you can buy in an Oxfam shop. And they make people smile; the cause may be serious but you can still smile.”
L-R: Adwoa Aboah wears vintage sequin dress £29.99, Lily Nova wears harlequin sequin jumpsuit £35, Elizabeth Farrell wears vintage check jacket £35 (all found in Oxfam shops)
We’re really excited that the models Tim chose for the shoot include Vogue cover girl Adwoa Aboah, new fashion favourite Jean Campbell and Australian born Lily Nova who walked for Gucci this season. Jean Campbell won Model of the Year in the Scottish Fashion Awards and The British Fashion Council have nominated Adwoa for Model of the Year at this year’s fashion awards – an amazing calibre, we feel very lucky to have such well-known models on this campaign.
As you know from following this blog, our high street shops are stocked with unique, stylish and affordable clothes, perfect to kick off the Christmas party season. And, if you can’t find your individual party-look in your local store, the Oxfam Online Shop is a treasure trove with over 45,000 items of clothing and accessories, with new pieces added every day.
Buying party clothes from Oxfam is a great way to help fight poverty around the world. There’s something for everyone. Enjoy buying something unique and affordable, wear it this party season, and if you don’t want to wear it again, just donate it back!
Harry Alexander and Charles Jeffrey wear blue pin-stripe suit £55, Nikki Riam wears pink sequin dress £32.99 & green double-breasted jacket £7.99 (all Oxfam shops)
Explaining why he decided on the theme for the Oxfam shoot Tim Walker said, “I wanted to do something to help promote Oxfam – and Roger Hargreaves’s humorous and entertaining children’s illustrations are a powerful means of spotlighting what can be great about Oxfam shops. I hope that this inspires some great looks to be found at Oxfam for the end of year partying and holiday.”
A huge thank you to Tim, his team and the sensational models who volunteered their time and brought this campaign to life. There’s something for everyone in Oxfam.
L-R: Polly Stenham wears red jacket £14.99 & pink trousers £39.99, Joe Alwyn wears dogtooth check jacket £14.99 & yellow shirt £9.99, Nikki wears white tutu £12.99 & blue shirt £7.99, Jean Campbell (header image) wears navy military jacket £24.99 & wedding dress £50 (all Oxfam shops)
The items featured in the campaign have all been listed on Oxfam’s Online Shop. Follow @OxfamFashion as we look at each party outfit today.