Supermodel Jourdan Dunn Launches Clothing Line Inspired By Her Sick Son

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Just as much as we adore British supermodel Jourdan Dunn, she also adores her six-year old son, Riley. He’s just as handsome as ever, but there’s more to it. What many people didn’t know is that he has sickle-cell anaemia, a very serious disease.

“It’s something people don’t really know about, due to the fact it’s genetic, so it doesn’t have the high-profile of HIV or malaria,” she told Sunday Times Style. “Riley looks just like a normal boy, but I can’t get away from the fact he has a serious disease.”

Sickle-cell anaemia is a non-contagious, genetic blood disorder. It was inherited from both his parents, Jourdan, and her then-boyfriend Jordan Cummings.

Since the age of 18, she has worked for Burberry, became the face of Maybelline products, appeared on numerous Vogue covers and walked for Christian Dior, plus Victoria’s Secret shows. It has given Dunn the platform to raise awareness for her son, Riley, hence, why he is the inspiration behind her recent work.

Dunn has teamed up with Marks & Spencer to launch her first kidswear collection, Lil’ LonDunn for boys and girls between the ages of five and 16. Also, inspired by the love for her hometown London, she wanted to release a collection that had a super urban feel.

“I’ve been a big fan of M&S since I was young and have fond memories visiting our local store with my mum as a kid. It’s been an absolute pleasure to work on this project with such a big British retailer, and I can’t wait to see the clothes on Riley and all his friends.”

The collection is now available in various M&S stores in the UK and online.

Anasa Payne

Pop culture & thrifting junkie.

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