StyleNest love a fashion collaboration and now Pudsey bears get are getting their very own high-fashion makeover thanks to collaborations with a host of top fashion designers for this year’s Children In Need.
If you’ve ever wanted to get your hands on a piece of fashion history, now is your chance. The iconic and much loved Pudsey bear has been spruced up for the 2012 Designer Pudsey collection, which includes unique designs from over 30 of the world’s top designers. The bears will be exhibited in Selfridges in both London and Manchester from 24th October until 14th November, before they are auctioned to raise vital funds for the Children In Need charity.
Curated by the fashion whiz that is Katie Grand, this superb collection puts the recent SS13 collections to shame, with Pudsey rocking a selection of high fashion looks. Grand says,
“I was honoured to curate this fantastic collection, and have had such fun working with the designers on all of their amazing designs, BBC Children in Need is an incredibly worthwhile cause, and one which myself and all of the designers involved in the collection are privileged to support.”
From Anya Hindmarch, to Vivienne Westwood, Tom Ford to Victoria Beckham, there is no fashion talent that has not contributed to this worthy cause. Every Pudsey has been decked out in the signature style of the designer who created it. So, the Burberry Pudsey is clad in the brand’s iconic trench, Henry Holland’s design encorporates his signature houndstooth print and Missoni Pudsey is covered in the brand’s familiar zigzag print.
Our favourite designs have to be the Giles Deacon designed Pudsey, which is covered in Swarovski crystals, making it the most bling teddy bear we have ever seen. Definitely not one for cuddling. Likewise, the Alexander McQueen Pudsey proves that Sarah Burton’s creative touch is not just a success on the catwalks. Her feminine pink design is covered in tiny flowers, making this the prettiest Pudsey we have seen.
Make sure you get bidding on bbc.co.uk/pudsey now.