Stella McCartney Winter 2019 runway show was a love-filled celebration of strength and sustainability at Paris’ opulent Opéra Garnier.
Projecting a powerful persona, the collection evolves our signature contrast of strength and softness while looking to the past, present and future. Uniting Northern Soul references, fluidity, utility and upcycling, it is a collection designed to empower everyone to look and feel their best.
Models fired down the runway to a high-energy playlist of songs like ‘Post That’ by Leikeli47, ‘Slippin’ by Jaded, Black Caviar and Anthony and Cleopatra and ‘Get Wavey’ by Redlight. Special guests included Alexa Chung, Anna Wintour, Janelle Monae, Lewis Hamilton and Maisie Williams.
Stella says of the collection: “We’ve tried to create pieces that you want to hand down from generation to generation; pieces that you want to keep forever. They again cross over between masculine and feminine and blur the lines—not only between generations—but between genders. It is donated by the past through upcycling and dedicated to the future.”
These upcycled pieces included oversized, multicoloured dresses made from vintage T-shirts which have been stripped, knotted end to end and knitted for a deconstructed look. A more refined take on this theme were quilted, tonal-tapestry coats and monochromatic dresses.