Gizelle Renee is incredibly proud to announce an exciting collaboration with musician Stefan Olsdal, ‘The Rainbow Glove’.
We are releasing a limited edition glove, inspired by Gilbert Baker’s Flag, to celebrate July’s PRIDE in London Parade, along with a mutual commitment to acceptance, respect, equality and human rights in all areas of music, fashion and life in general.
During the lead up to PRIDE, in July, you will see a number of key influencers and celebrities wearing this glove to symbolise a united front. We hope you will join us in being one of those 300 to have a pair.
Celebrated musician Stefan Olsdal is co-founder of Placebo, who have sold 12 million albums, continue to headline festivals and arenas globally and have collaborated with an array of artists including David Bowie, Michael Stipe and Robert Smith. Stefan has also won accolades for his accomplishments with Digital 21 and Hotel Persona.
Stefan Olsdal comments: “As long as human rights aren’t given to everyone, there is work left to be done. I wear this glove with pride, we all deserve equal respect and the right to love without persecution no matter what. Whether it’s through a hand held up high, a clenched fist or a loving touch, this glove serves the message that still needs to be heard!”
Gizelle and Stefan’s path crossed in 2017, when he approached her to design a distinctive glove that he could wear whilst playing guitar on stage during his world tour. Following on from this, they discovered a genuine connection and mutual passion for respect and equality, in all areas of life. Together, they designed the Rainbow Glove, as an over-arching symbol of acceptance and unity, which is extremely timely for 2018.
The Men’s Fingerless Rainbow Glove
The stand-out design, each one created by five highly skilled workers, uses six pieces of separate leather and a handmade merino wool cuff, for comfort and ease, whilst still making a stylish statement.
As a collaborative partnership, Gizelle and Stefan have chosen two charities close to their hearts and sharing similar values. All profits, at least £12 per pair of gloves sold, will be evenly allocated between the Peter Tatchell Foundation and LGBT Foundation.
Gizelle Renee adds: “Our hands are such an important medium for communicating - shaking hands at work, hugging our partners, holding our children, caring for parents - that gentle loving touch. As a project that aims to target everyone, connecting with our hands seems the perfect place to start.”