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GUCCI COLLABORATES WITH TOMMEY WALKER’S DETROIT VS. EVERYBODY

As part Gucci Changemakers’ ongoing commitment to foster unity through community action, Gucci has collaborated with Detroit designer Tommey Walker and his homegrown label DETROIT VS. EVERYBODY on a special line-up of T-shirts that celebrate the 11 US Changemaker cities.

The collection is inspired by Tommey Walker’s original DETROIT VS. EVERYBODY T-shirt, where the unapologetic declaration quickly grew into a cultural movement – empowering the people of Detroit and beyond. It is this creative spirit and vision that has deeply resonated with Gucci.

Intertwining Italian craftsmanship and Detroit’s industrialist savoir-faire, the collaboration uses Gucci’s fabric and raw materials and the VS. EVERYBODY graphic to celebrate the Gucci Changemaker’s 11 US focus cities, first identified in 2019 for the launch of the program.

The focus cities include Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.

In its third year, Gucci Changemakers provides donations to non-profits within these 11 cities to support social change and opportunity within communities of color.

To celebrate this commitment to fuel community engagement and positive social change, a charitable donation will be made to the 2020 and recently announced 2021 Gucci Changemakers North America Impact Fund winners.

These local non-profit organizations are focused on key social impact areas including social justice and equity; arts and culture; health equity and wellness; and education.

2020 Gucci Changemakers Impact Fund recipients

  • HBCU VC, Atlanta, GA
  • After School Matters, Chicago, IL
  • Braven, Chicago, IL
  • Design Core, Detroit, MI
  • Writers in the Schools, Houston, TX
  • Black AIDS Institute, Los Angeles, CA
  • Educate Tomorrow, Miami, FL
  • The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth, Miami, FL
  • ACLU of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
  • Custom Collaborative, New York, NY
  • Slay TV, New York, NY
  • National Youth Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
  • Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
  • Talking Points, San Francisco, CA
  • UforChange, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Washington, D.C.

2021 Gucci Changemakers Impact Fund recipients

  • Misa Hylton Fashion Academy, New York, NY
  • SoHarlem, New York, NY
  • Weird Enough Productions, Atlanta, GA
  • Sista Afya, Chicago, IL
  • SocialWorks, Chicago, IL
  • Journi, Detroit, MI
  • Magpies and Peacocks, Houston, TX
  • The Academy Foundation/Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Los
  • Angeles, CA
  • We Are R.I.S.E., Los Angeles, CA
  • Radical Partners, Miami, FL
  • ProjectArt, New Orleans, LA
  • Tools and Tiaras, Philadelphia, PA
  • The African American Art & Culture Complex, San Francisco, CA
  • Human Rights Campaign, Washington D.C.
  • UforChange, Toronto, ON, Canada

To learn more about the 2021 Impact Fund winners visit here.

Using fashion and design as a tool of empowerment, this partnership aims to lead the charge in the fight for meaningful change. For the first time under the Changemakers umbrella, Gucci has created a capsule collection that uses fashion through the means of creating social good.

Each of Gucci’s flagship boutiques in the 11 US Changemaker cities will exclusively carry their city’s T-shirt in limited quantities, while the full offering will be available on Gucci.com beginning on March 1st.

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