“[They] give you a sense of opportunity and a plan that ‘I am going to work out today.’ It’s a good mindset.” As the founder of MindUP, a nonprofit that benefits mental health initiatives for young people in schools, Hawn understands the importance of self-care and wellness. And it’s clear from their latest collaboration—the proceeds of which will go to Hawn’s charity—that mother and daughter have similar values.
“I just wanted to bring some insight into what my mom is doing and [use] our platform to share that,” says Hudson. According to her, the nine easy pieces in the collection were inspired by styles her mother loves and wears best, including an off-the-shoulder top and stylish jacket-and-trouser combinations. “She loves a wide-leg pant so we did a structured, wide-leg pant. I put it on the other day and even though I’m huge, it just turned out really great,” says Hudson, who is pregnant with her third child. “They reminded [me] of all [the pants] I wore in the 1990s. No one wore straight-leg. It was fun and brought me back to my dancing days.” Another must-have for Hawn? A zip-up black jacket style that pairs nicely with the relaxed flared pants in the collection. “It has a sense you could wear it out as well,” says Hawn, “it integrates into our lifestyle.”
There’s also a matching sports-bra-and-legging set covered in lotus-flower print, a motif that has special resonance for Hawn. “A lotus is really a symbol of wisdom,” says Hawn, “I have a connection to that particular flower; as it opens up so does your mind and your ability to be present.” Daughter Hudson agrees. “We live in an incredibly reactive time but part of what we’re forgetting, in order to connect properly, we need to be mindful of what we’re trying to get across,” she says. Now this mother and daughter are bridging their worlds with style.