Long before feminism became fashionable, Robin Wright committed herself to giving a voice to women who didn’t have one. Having spent over a decade visiting Congolese women who had endured horrific crimes through long-standing simmering conflict, she decided to do something about what she saw. Realising that she couldn’t do much to end the political issues causing the conflict, she chose to focus on what happens post-crisis – on the women who have been subjected to exceptional torment in one of the most terrifying countries in the world to be female.
Along with her friend and designer Karen Fowler, Wright launched Pour Les Femmes in 2014 – a pyjama brand that offers training, jobs and opportunities for women living in war-torn regions across the globe. Never has buying a new set of cotton pyjamas packed as much punch – or meant as much to the people whose job it is to create its vintage-inspired, featherlight pieces.
Here, Wright and Fowler talk to The Style Report about the evolution of their brand, the entrepreneurial resilience of women who have survived the darkest experiences imaginable, and why we need to stop misusing the word empowerment.
I am reaching out on behalf of the costume department for the upcoming feature film “Bed Rest” filming in Winnipeg, Canada this November.
SYNOPSIS: A pregnant woman on bed rest begins to think that her new home may be haunted… but is it real or is it all in her head?
(PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER along the same lines as ROSEMARY’S BABY and WHAT LIES BENEATH)
Details regarding the supporting talent have yet to be confirmed, but our lead actress is Melissa Barrera https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4574440/ we are happy to keep you updated as further casting information comes our way.
It’s a really exciting project and based entirely around our lead actress who is in her final weeks of pregnancy. We feel your brand and many of your garments could work very well for our lead who we want to portray as stylish and beautiful. We’d love to show our audience how fashionable and comfortable pregnancy can be and give the viewer that elevated sense of maternity style. I realize your garments are not specifically maternity but several styles would still lend themselves well. If we could find out more about any possible discounts you may be able to offer it would be so greatly appreciated. Please put me in contact with your public relations and press departments to discuss how best to proceed.
Bed Rest Productions Inc.
30 Midland Street
Winnipeg, MB R3E 2Y6