One of the UK’s most renowned fashion and portrait photographers, Rankin has for the first time in his career created magic both in front and behind the camera to design an exclusive range of T-Shirts for Red Nose Day 2017 in collaboration with TK Maxx and Comic Relief.
Fronting the TK Maxx and Comic Relief T-shirt partnership, which is now in its seventh campaign, is comedian Jack Whitehall (A League of Their Own, Bad Education) and actress Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones).
Pledging their support for the campaign are a host of other amazing celebrities from the world of fashion, film and music including Winnie Harlow, Heidi Klum, Will Poulter, Joanna Lumley, Caroline Flack, Alesha Dixon, Blake Harrison, Donna Air and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
With an extensive portfolio, Rankin has shot the likes of The Queen, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Kate Moss and James Bond to name only a few. Fearless behind the lens, his imagery has become engrained in contemporary iconography and worked with some of the biggest and most celebrated publications and brands in the world.
As one of the Red Nose Day 2017 official retailers, TK Maxx will be selling nine different quirky animal designs created by Rankin for both adults and children. The designs were inspired by Rankin’s love for animals and even feature Rankin’s own dog Doris.
Other loveable and furry friends from Coco and Eleanor the cute kitten, to Albert the dog are featured on t-shirts. This T-shirt has been wholly manufactured in Africa and is made with Fairtrade cotton sourced from certified co-operatives in Uganda. This means a fairer price for the farmers.
With prices starting at £6.99 for a kids t-shirt and £9.99 for an adult tee, at least £5 from the sale of the adult T-shirt will go to Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives in the UK and across Africa; providing malaria nets, looking after women living in fear of domestic abuse in the UK, helping street kids to get an education, supporting families trying to move out of slums and caring for elderly people in Britain.