The designer, like her late mother Linda, is crazy about horses.
The show of a new collection by British designer Stella McCartney at Paris Fashion Week has become one of the most talked about in social circles, thanks to the location and the presence of not only models on the impromptu catwalk, Evening Standard reports.
The designer presented the autumn-winter 2023 collection at the oldest riding school in France, the historic Manege de l’Ecole Militaire, and among the guests were such celebrities as Anna Wintour, Avril Lavigne and others. Before the models appeared in front of the audience, seven wild horses ran into the arena, which were controlled by the famous trainer Jean-Francois Pignon.
According to Stella, the horses she loves, and whom her late mother Linda loved very much, inspired her to show the connection between man and animal.
“We all cried for days watching the rehearsals. After all, this is the basic trust and relationship that exists between a person and an animal. I think that poetry is at the center of it all,” she admitted.
Equestrian motifs run properly throughout the collection: shots of red regalia, rearing horse motifs, and bodycon dresses adorned with rope details, punctuated by elegant Savile Row cuts and a touch of 2000 nostalgia, represented by cropped vests and low rises embellished with chains.
Stella herself says that this collection is about love. A touching detail of the show was the prints of photographs of her mother and sister Mary.
“I feel like my heart is about to break with pride. My earliest memory is climbing out of our bedroom window in Scotland, and we rode together bareback on a pony,” Mary was emotional.
Sustainable, ethical design was at the forefront of McCartney’s philosophy long before it became a fashionable topic. Made with 89% quality materials, this collection is Stella McCartney’s most elaborate winter collection to date. Never shy about talking about it, she was always perceptive enough to understand that clothing, no matter how well-meaning and executed, must be desired.
This season’s highlights include the world’s first luxury handbags made from Mirium, a round, plastic-free, plant-based alternative to animal skin. The S-Wave and Frayme bags are crafted from crocodile-effect AppleSkin leather made from apple food industry waste.
Other highlights include shaggy Appaloosa-print faux furs and brushed cotton and velvet accessories.
Earlier Focus wrote that Stella McCartney, known for her eco-activism, told why clothes can not be washed.
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