FEATURES ALICIA KEYS

LAUNCHES NEW PINK LINGERIE SET

Fashion and music join forces for Breast Cancer Awareness. At the forefront of Stella McCartney’s new campaign is artist and multiple Grammy Award-winner Alicia Keys. With the aim to raise awareness around the disease and encourage women to keep healthy and check themselves regularly, Stella McCartney has designed the Ophelia Whistling in Poppy Pink set as part of her Autumn/Winter 2017 Lingerie Collection. Celebrating femininity in the face of severity, and championed for its impactful voice; the yearly Stella McCartney Breast Cancer Awareness
Campaign aims to bring back the pride into being a woman.

This year’s campaign specifically highlights the inequalities in access to early detection programs and awareness. Statistics have shown that African American women have a 42% higher chance of cancer mortality from Breast Cancer than Caucasian women. This year the campaign will support the Memorial Sloan Kettering Breast Examination Center of Harlem, which has screened over 200,000 women for breast cancer and offers free, highquality care to the local community. Born and raised in Harlem, Alicia Keys strongly believes in the importance of breaking the taboo and spreading the important message of early detection. She joins Stella in standing up to breast cancer by being the face of the campaign.

The new Ophelia Whistling set embodies the designer’s effortlessly sexy, effortlessly modern approach to lingerie in a feminine and elegant shade of Poppy Pink. The range is comprised of a Bralette and Bikini Brief that combine luxurious Japanese lace uplifted by delicate silk rouleaux tie straps and silk covered buttons. Since 2014, the designer has been supported in previous campaigns by Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne and Chelsea Handler.

A cause that is very close to Stella herself, the set will also benefit the Linda McCartney Center in Liverpool to support their work in providing the most advanced early detection programmes and treatments for patients with breast cancer. The limited edition set will be available starting October 1st at Stella McCartney stores and online as well as at Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods, Selfridges, Net-a-porter, Harvey Nichols and Le Bon Marche, at prices ranging from $160 for the soft cup to $90 for the Bikini. In addition to the designer’s efforts to support Breast Cancer Awareness, she has also designed the Louise Listening post double mastectomy compression bra for which all proceeds will be donated to the Hello Beautiful Foundation; a London based Cancer charity founded by Jane Hutchison. This will be supported by a content series shot by photographer David Jay.

About the Memorial Sloan Kettering Breast Examination Center of Harlem (USA)

Since its founding in 1979, the Breast Examination Center of Harlem (BECH), an outreach program of Memorial Sloan Kettering, has screened more than 200,000 women for breast cancer. BECH has an established reputation in the Harlem community for free, high-quality care offered by its professional staff. At the Breast Examination Center of Harlem, the local community has access to breast cancer screening, mammograms, imaging services including ultrasounds and MRIs, pelvic examinations and Pap smears, counselling, patient follow-up and education. The specialists at the Breast Examination Center of Harlem are highly experienced in caring for women at risk for breast cancer. MSK nurse practitioners and mammographers provide patient consultations, screenings, and exams.

About The Linda McCartney Centre (UK)

The Linda McCartney Centre (part of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital), was established in 2000 to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment for Breast Cancer patients and their families. Today, due to the services provided, people travel from all over the North West to receive some of the most advanced and innovative treatments available in the UK today. Through a team of professional staff the Centre is able to provide the very best treatment, care and support in a practical way allowing what is sometimes a daunting experience to be that little more bearable. For additional information:

About Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney is a luxury lifestyle brand that was launched under the designer’s name in 50/50 partnership with Kering in 2001. Stella’s approach to design emphasizes sharp tailoring, natural confidence and sexy femininity. A lifelong vegetarian, Stella McCartney does not use any leather or fur in her designs. The brand is committed to ethical values, and believes the company is responsible for the resources it uses and the impact it has on the environment. It is therefore constantly exploring innovative ways to become more sustainable, from design to store practices and product manufacturing. Stella McCartney offers women’s ready-to-wear, menswear, accessories, lingerie, swimwear, kids, fragrance and adidas by Stella McCartney collections through 51 free-standing stores including London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris, Milan and Shanghai. Her collections are distributed in 77 countries through 863 doors including specialty shops, and department stores, as well as shipping to 100 countries online.

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