During Paris Fashion Week, Stella McCartney addressed her catwalk show to the people of Ukraine, which included an anti-war message from John Lennon’s song “Give Peace a Chance” and John F. Kennedy’s peace address.
In her show notes, the designer also stated that she would be contributing an unknown amount to Care, an organization that provides emergency crisis assistance to 4 million Ukrainians, mostly women, children, the elderly, and families.
McCartney emphasized her responsible approach to luxury in her autumn/winter 2022 collection, with 67 percent of the ready-to-wear collection made from sustainable materials like forest-friendly viscose, organic cotton, recycled nylon, recycled polyester, regenerative NATIVA wool, and RWS wool from traceable sources.
It was also devoid of animal leather, feathers, and fur, much like the rest of her collections.
McCartney honored American artist Frank Stella for the ‘Stella by Stella’ collection, describing him as “one of the most important painters and sculptors of his generation” and referencing his colors, shapes, and prints in her pieces.
For AW22, Stella McCartney was inspired by artist Frank Stella.
From classic Saville Row tailoring with graphic patterns inspired by his ‘Spectralia,’ too thin flannel suits embellished with fine stripes in muted chalk, dressed over u-shaped and triangles bras, the artist’s art could be seen blatantly and discreetly throughout the range. Color-blocked traceable knitwear twin sets and menswear-inspired jacquard wool jackets were also part of Stella’s ‘V Series’ of linear structures.
McCartney’s sculptural balloon skirts hanging from underwear bras and the embroidered gunmetal chain fringe on silk dresses showcasing Stella’s metallic sculptures included more nods to Stella’s work.
Ruched and twisted on soft pink velvet tops and dresses, form-fitting forest-friendly viscose lilac ribbed all-in-ones, flowing chintz dresses with ruched sleeve details, and dresses with exaggerated sweetheart necklines were among the other favorites. Fluffy wool fur-free shearling coats, long peacoats, and shrunken men’s jackets were among the outstanding outerwear designs.