BBC’s Children in Need foundation launched its 2012 Designer Pudsey collection yesterday. The program has 30 brands and designers dressing up the iconic British bear in their own eponymous styles and they are adorable.
This year’s collection is curated by LOVE editor and stylist Katie Grand. The spangling designer lineup includes Burberry, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Loewe, Sibling, Mulberry, Giles Deacon made with Swarovski Elements, Katie Hillier, Henry Holland, Louis Vuitton, Jonathan Saunders, Selfridges, Alexander McQueen, Smythson, Victoria Beckham, Prada, Donatella Versace, Missoni, Pucci, Gucci, Norton and Sons, Diane Von Furstenberg, Fendi, Balenciaga, Anya Hindmarch, Vogue, GQ, Kate Spade New York and Tom Ford.
Our favorites are the espadrille creeper Prada Pudsey (made of soft ‘Saffiano’ leather, one of the most historical materials of the brand), the Vivienne Westwood flag redux Pudsey, the Louis Vuitton mustard leather backpack Pudsey, and all five Balenciaga watercolor floral Pudseys.
The Designer Pudsey 2012 collection will be exhibited exclusively in the London & Manchester Selfridges Stores until November 14th before being auctioned to raise funds for Child in Need.