Stella McCartney made 2018 her own. Taking sole ownership of her eponymous fashion house, making further advancements as an activist in the industry, and creating a new platform for initiatives like Breast Cancer Awareness; her productivity is limitless. There was even time to create a stunning new Stella sunglasses collection in time for the new year – take a look…
It’s been another remarkable year for Stella McCartney. Both a successful designer and an influential activist, McCartney is changing the industry one giant step at a time. Her commitment to sustainable fashion is evident throughout all of her collections and is part of the brand’s ethos to being a modern and responsible company. As well as creating striking collections of clothing, accessories, eyewear and perfume, McCartney dedicates time to speaking and influencing on matters of eco-friendly and responsible fashion.
Earlier this month at COP24, in Katowice, Poland, influential figures in the industry gathered to launch the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate action. At the conference, the urgency of climate change and the measures we need to take to halt it was discussed. McCartney sat down with Lucy Siegle, journalist, to talk about climate change and addressed that the fashion industry is one of the most environmentally damaging industry in present day. Announcing the new Charter, she described its work, developed by fashion stakeholders, to outline a commitment to transform current business models in order to meet the current climate change agenda. By signing, brands commit to reporting their emissions every year and making a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Over 20 major fashion companies have already signed and the list will only continue to grow as designers follow in the footsteps of Stella McCartney.
In addition to work in reducing climate change, Stella McCartney has always been an extremely strong-willed activist against the use of fur in fashion. 2018 has seen a dramatic rise in the number of brands who have announced they will no longer use fur in their collections. In the U.K. the Labour party demanded the total band of fur and McCartney spoke out on numerous occasions backing them. This lead to another fur debate in Westminster and McCartney wrote an open letter persuading the consideration to ban fur. In her letter she wrote: “Over the past few years countless brands and designers have woken up to the unequivocal cruelty of the fur industry and have subsequently stopped using fur in their collections. More than 80 percent of British people believe it is unacceptable to buy or sell any animal fur. The world is moving in a more positive direction and it is time for the UK to take the vital next step.” A petition signed by 400,000 members of the public in support of the fur ban was also presented to parliament. Each collection is innovative and new, with McCartney creating new fabrics and materials that eco-friendly but equally as stylish as the damaging ones they replicate. In particular, Stella eyewear is made from completely sustainable materials and this shines through in the natural aesthetics of their campaigns.
Stella McCartney doesn’t limit her ventures to sustainable fashion. In such a position of influence as hers, McCartney never misses an opportunity to make positive change. Her latest platform, Stella McCartney Cares, brings together all her philanthropic ventures under one umbrella. The latest initiative is for Breast Cancer Awareness, as the brand will donate 1,00 of the brand’s Louis Listening post-operative mastectomy compression bras to women undergoing breast cancer treatment. The campaign is a short film named “All is Love” starring Idris Elba and it sheds light on the disease, a cause very personal to both Elba and McCartney. A cast of women reveal their mastectomy scars in beautiful, natural scenes, directed by Mollie Mills and photographed by Ana Sting. The cinematic short film aims to inspire, support and educate, as Idris voices an emotive poem by Kai Isiah Jamal. “Through Idris’ narration, challenge the taboo surrounding men talking about breasts openly with their partners, also serving as a reminder that breast cancer effects both men and women and the experience extends beyond the sufferer to their loved ones.”
Stella McCartney has packed each day of 2018 with something meaningful and still found time to create an eyewear collection that is utterly unique. This season’s styles from Stella McCartney Eyewear are dynamic, confident, and effortlessly modern, featuring an array of vivid colours inspired by the ready-to-wear collection. Stella’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, every pair has been made with ethically sourced materials such as 100% biodegradable, recyclable and eco-friendly bio-acetate.
The Swarovski Crystal sunglasses, which feature prominently in the latest eyewear campaign, are made for the modern wearer. With an urban and eye-catching flat top design in a thick shiny black frame they are made to stand out from the crowd.
Swarovski gold crystals complete the look and bring extra glamour and the edgy style Stella McCartney is known for.
These Falabella Sunglasses are from the latest women’s collection. The design is an update from last season’s Chain Falabella design that continued to be a popular style throughout the year.
Stella McCartney takes the classic cateye design and revitalises it for the modern wearer. The daring stitched chain design is completely unique on the market.
In a totally fresh way, Stella McCartney also reimagines the timeless cateye design in these metal sunglasses.
The unique curved bridge and vibrant pink lenses is both elegant and edgy at the same time.
The metal cateye sunglasses also come in a gold blue colourway, offering a splash of colour to your new wardrobe.
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