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Support Fashion’s Fierce Female Designers For International Women’s Day 2020

On Sunday March 8, pay homage to the talented women who head up some of the biggest brands on Sloane Street.

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, pieces like Donatella Versace’s iconic Medusa-head pendant, symbol of feminist rage, Dior’s ‘We Should All Be Feminists” T-shirt by Maria Grazia Chiuri, or Anya Hindmarch’s playful toothpaste-scented ‘Phwoar’ candle have never felt more timely.

Elsewhere, pieces by Emilia Wickstead, Saloni Lodha or Miuccia Prada are testament to the immense skill and vision of today’s female designers.

From Virginie Viard, who confidently took up the reins from Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, to Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski at Hermès, and Natacha Ramsay-Levi at Chloé, here’s our edit of statement pieces designed by women in celebration of International Women’s Day.

On Wednesday March 4, 2020, The Fold – beloved for its stylish wardrobe solutions for professional women – is hosting a and live podcast recording to celebrate remarkable women at its store (28 ​C​adogan ​P​lace, SW1X 9RX).

You’ll hear from inspiring paralympic swimmer Liz Johnson, who was selected for Team GB when she was just 14 and went on to win gold medals at the Paralympics, World Championships and European Championships, then take part in an #Iamremarkableworkshop, run by Crystal Eisinger, Head of Marketing and Strategy at Google. This is an opportunity to embrace success and celebrate your achievements in the workplace and beyond. Tickets £15, available here.

Christian Dior T-shirt, £580
Versace Medusa pendant, £390
Emilia Wickstead dress, £1,450
Cassandra Goad pendant, £515
Anya Hindmarch 'Anya Smells' Toothpaste large scented candle, £150
Chloé bag, £1,430
Fendi bag, £3,050
Saloni dress, £650
Stella McCartney dress, £1,075 at Harvey Nichols
The Fold dress, $495
Dior 'So Stellaire' sunglasses, £255 copy