The Terence Higgins Trust (THT) have also explored the fashion angle to raise awareness for World Aids Day and it takes the form of Christmassy things. THT have teamed up with textile designer Georgina von Etzdorf, who has designed a plum velvet, unisex scarf with old gold and dove grey print highlights for pounds 98. THT will receive pounds 50 per scarf, which is the entire profit margin. The scarf is modelled here by Kate Moss in a photograph taken by David Sims. In addition, their eight Christmas card designs are based on tacky 1950s knitting patterns and are typically camp. One features a family of four each wearing rather nifty wrap-collar jumpers in pastel pink (dad and son) and blue (mum and daughter) with the catchline "Keep smiling - we can take them off when Aunt Elma's gone home." Inside each reads Happy Christmas and a Fabulous New Year.
The Scarf with a special GVE and THT label is on sale at 50 Burlington Arcade, W1; Liberty, Regent Street, W1; Fenwicks, Bond Street, W1; Harrods and Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge and major London department stores.
For camp Christmas cards call Zoe MacAlpine on 0171-831 0330 for an order form. They cost pounds 3.25 for four or pounds 5.95 for eight, also available from Paperchase and Scribbler.