By: Lara Ceroni, Image courtesy of Cynthia Rowley
Fashion designers have long lent their creative minds to areas outside of clothing design. Todd Oldham (remember him?) is vested almost entirely in home decor;
are visionary hoteliers and
, well, Lagerfeld has his stamp on everything from downhill skis to gold lamé guitar cases. These collabs aren't all that surprising. Most make sense in our world (minus the guitar cases...sorry, Karl), but once in fashion's blue moon we come across a partnership that has us pondering why. Take Cynthia Rowley's project with Band-Aid (It's not an off-shoot of Live Aid, in case you were wondering.) The American fashion designer has worked with the brand to design super-chic, limited edition boo-boo bandages that are, surprisingly, really pretty, really fun and make us want to show off our stiletto-induced blisters with aplomb.
Most impressive, beyond coming up with this concept (Band-Aids, really??), is the charitable connection. One dollar from the sale of each tin will go to
Design Ignites Change
; an organization that encourages high school and college students in design projects that address social issues in their own communities. ($10.00 for a tin of 20 bandages. Visit
for more information.)