World AIDS Day 2011 – This is the day when the world unites to fight a caught known as AIDS. In addition, fashion retailers release a new clothing line to support the 2011 cause.
— A|X Armani Exchange has partnered with dance4life, a nonprofit organization that educates young people about HIV through dance, and model Doutzen Kroes to release an exclusive T-shirt.Â The shirt features a photo of Doutzen with the words “Dance-Dance-Dance” across the front. The shirt will be available starting Thursday for $35 in all A|X stores and online at Armaniexchange.com. All profits from the shirt will go to support dance4life education initiatives and related programs.
— Designer Isabel Marant teamed up with Gap Red (Gap clothing’s partnership with Global Fund to raise money to eliminate AIDS in Africa) to design a printed T-shirt for Gap. The shirt is $34, with 50% of every sale going to the Global Fund. The T-shirt is already sold out online, but you can call your local Gap store for availability.
— Gap is also offering a special-edition Anchored in Hope (PRODUCT) RED T men’s shirt in charcoal gray for $24.95. Fifty percent of the profits will be donated to the Global Fund.
— Nike has come out with a Nike (RED) x World AIDS Day collection that includes special-edition Cheyenne backpacks, peacoat-style Destroyer jackets and a Nike (RED) Zoom Meriwether shoe. The collection will be available at select stores starting Dec. 1 and on http://nikestadiums.com/.
— Fidelity Denim has designed a special edition of its signature Ace Skinny jean in bright red. The jeans are available on the website for $205, with 100% of the profits going to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
World AIDS fashion – We will update this list throughout the day.