Paris Fashion Week: ‘Upcycled’ fashion and Oprah star at Stella McCartney catwalk takes edge of star power to save the rainforest.
PARIS: British designer Stella McCartney unveiled another multi-colored collection “upcycled” dresses made from vintage T-shirts at her Parisian catwalk show on Monday
The TV talk show star, who has repeatedly quashed speculation she could run for president supports McCartney’s camping focusing this season on a stunning environment of a really completely different nature: the ancient and endangered Leuser ecosystem in Indonesia.Her appearance at the runway show, held in Paris’ luxurious Opera Garnier, left even the British designer star struck.
“Oprah Winfrey is simply amazing, she gives me goose bumps … a couple of days ago, she texted me to say she was in Paris and coming to the show. My blood drained from my body,” McCartney told Reuters after the show.
The designer – who is buying back full management of her eponymic brand from French luxury group Kering – is well-known as a pioneer in using recycled or sustainable materials and in avoidance animal fur in an industry that’s progressively following that lead.
The autumn/winter 2019-2020 collection, described in show notes “as a contrast of strength and softness”, featured dresses fabricated from old T-shirts that were stripped and knotted along.
Coats in autumn colors came with oversized shoulders, whereas models also flaunted flowing dresses in bottle-green, pink or yellow hues
Others wore burgundy-brown faux-fur coats and were tattooed for the occasion with statements like “There is not any planet B” and “Earth day every day”.
McCartney’s style also privileges comfort and sensible appearance, such as a khaki jumpsuit cinched at the waist and worn by teen fashion model Kaia Gerber. Others sported clunky, reliable rain shoes.
Until March 5th, Paris hosts the last part of the month-long series of fashion weeks which began in New York before moving to London and Milan.