Anja Rubik, the model and advocate of social change, covers the relaunch issue of D, weekly magazine of La Repubblica, edited by Emanuele Farneti. Photographed by Carlijn Jacobs and styled by Jacob K, she gave a long interview to Filip Niedenthal and launched an appeal to help Ukrainian refugees through donations to our foundation, Specchio d’Italia.
“Fashion has always been informed by what goes on in the world” she said. “What we wear stems from where and how we live, and what we are subjected to. Bill Cunningham said fashion is the armour to survive the reality of everyday life. And let’s be clear: everyone has the right to voice their opinion on politics, whether its designers or models or editors”.
What Specchio is doing to help Ukraine
Every day we send shuttles loaded with food, medicines and basic necessities to the Polish and Romanian borders, which on their return accompany families fleeing violence to Italy. Once they arrive, we give them economical help. We are also opening a tent city in Ukraine, on the border with Romania, for the first reception of refugees not willing to leave their country.
How to donate for the Ukrainian refugees
You can donate by clicking here or you can pay by bank transfer to the current account in the name of Fondazione Specchio d’Italia ONLUS, Iban code IT82 F030 6909 6061 0000 0176 056, Banca Intesasanpaolo. Please indicate “For the people of Ukraine” in the reason for payment.