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STELLA MCCARTNEY : FASHION TECH / Jan/Feb 2019 WIRED MAGAZINE ISSUE

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Stella McCartney said in a cover interview with Wired magazine that she was ‘proud’ of her collaboration with Adidas on its iconic shoe – which are typically made using leather.

‘We pushed to get it vegan and they let me. And we did it. I’m so proud. That is the future,’ she told the magazine.

Stella appears on the cover of the latest issue of Wired, shot by Erik Madigan Heck, dressed in dressed in a geometric colour-block jacket.

Her latest design is a collaboration with Adidas on the Stan Smith trainer, modelled on the shoes the iconic tennis player wore on the court.

Speaking about the shoe, Stella said: ‘I relish the thought that 99 per cent of our customers see the Stan Smith and haven’t got a clue it’s a vegetarian shoe.’We pushed to get it vegan and they let me. And we did it. I’m so proud. That is the future.’  And arguing that she most environmental issues which are mentioned in the fashion industry are not ‘genuine or heartfelt, she added of her designs: ‘If I don’t design things that are desirable and sexy, and a must-have for people, then it just ends up in landfill anyway.’

Speaking about the shoe, Stella said: ‘I relish the thought that 99 per cent of our customers see the Stan Smith and haven’t got a clue it’s a vegetarian shoe.
‘We pushed to get it vegan and they let me. And we did it. I’m so proud. That is the future.’
And arguing that she most environmental issues which are mentioned in the fashion industry are not ‘genuine or heartfelt, she added of her designs: ‘If I don’t design things that are desirable and sexy, and a must-have for people, then it just ends up in landfill anyway.’



MARY AND STELLA DURING VACATION IN St BARTS

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Mary, Stella, her husband Alasdhair Willis and her childrens dsuring vacation in St Barts.



STELLA MCCARTNEY LAUNCHES HER FIRST EVER BRIDAL COLLECTION

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Leading up to Meghan Markle’s wedding day to Prince Harry, it was widely believed that the former Suits actress would pay her respects to the royal family by choosing a British designer to craft her dress. Brands like Temperley and Ralph & Russo were part of the early conversation, as was another famed British designer: Stella McCartney, the cool and sophisticated label spearheaded by the fashion-forward
Stella was Markle’s choice for the evening reception portion of her wedding, while the look itself—a custom sleek, halter neck crepe gown—generated such massive amounts of attention that the label responded a month later with an exclusive opportunity for interested brides.
In June, Stella released an exclusive, limited-edition piece resembling Markle’s evening gown called “Made With Love.” The dress debuted in time for the opening of McCartney’s London store on Old Bond Street in two colors: lily white and onyx black. In the following months, other bridal designers released designs remarkably similar to McCartney’s original design, while mass retailers like Instagram-driven platform Fashion Nova also sought to capitalize on the royal wedding craze.

Now, McCartney is ready for the biggest news yet. With 2018 nearly over, she’s launching her first-ever bridal collection, a 17-piece line entitled “Made with Love.” The designs include her now-iconic Frogmore House reception design, along with a beautiful, lace-embroidered jumpsuit. There’s even a sleek, ivory-colored tuxedo option for those who want something beyond the traditional dress. “Having been a bride myself and being honored to have been asked many times to do wedding gowns for some of my dear, close friends; it’s something that I feel very passionately about and is very close to my heart,” Stella tells, “I really do see it as one of the biggest privileges as a female designer—to know that women come into our stores and they even take existing pieces and buy them in white and wear them for the most important day of their lives.”

Her 17-piece bridal collection will be available in Stella McCartney stores around the world, as well as other retailers like Nordstrom, Net-a-Porter and Saks Fifth Avenue. “I think in this day-and-age, the wedding day is something very different to how it’s traditionally perceived,” she concludes to The Knot. “And I think that the house of Stella McCartney really represents something a little more effortless. That’s incredibly reflective of the bride and her personality—and what she wants to wear even outside of that important day.” For those who want the full in-store experience, the perks will even include your future “Something Blue.” McCartney’s team across her nine U.S. locations will even personalize the wedding dress with a special touch: a blue tag sewn into the fabric which has a personal message from Stella McCartney herself.

Not to forget, Markle also stitched a rather sentimental “Something Blue” into the wedding dress. “It’s fabric from the dress that I wore on our first date,” she told.

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STELLA MCCARTNEY LAUNCHES BREAST CANCER CHARITY

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Stella has created the organisation to work towards the “prevention, early detection and treatment of breast cancer” and she has enlisted the services of Idris Elba for a short awareness video entitled ‘All Is Love’.

With front fastening and soft internal pockets for use with prosthesis, the design aims to help minimise discomfort for thousands of women. As part of the launch of the new campaign, Stella has announced that 1,000 of these special bras will be given out to women with cancer – for free.

She said: “I am so proud and excited to say that I am launching the Stella McCartney Cares Foundation. In so many cultures, there’s so much stigma attached to breast cancer and I think through this campaign that I’ve really found out that the community is so critical and it’s so important.”

The clothing creative has been personally touched by the illness as her mother Linda McCartney was 56 when she tragically died from breast cancer, and that loss is the reason Stella is so determined to help cancer sufferers and the motivation behind starting her own charity.

Stella said: “It’s a cause so close to my heart and the reason I designed the Louise Listening bra is my experience of seeing someone that I loved go through such a traumatizing operation, a mastectomy. I found that the mastectomy bras available at the time were just another moment where [breast cancer patients] lost their femininity and they lost a sense of who they were as a woman. I wanted to create a product that really is still beautiful and still feminine and still celebrates the power of being a woman.”

Stella – who designed Meghan Markle’s second wedding dress in May – introduced the Louise Listening bra in 2015 which is a post-operative mastectomy compression bra exclusive to women undergoing breast cancer treatment, and to celebrate the launch of her charity, Stella will donate 1,000 free of charge to breast cancer sufferers.

Previously speaking, Stella said: “We wanted to bring something feminine and beautiful into a bra that is taboo. There are so many different emotions attached to the tragic realities of having had a double mastectomy, many cultures are not accepting and terrible things happen to women both physically and emotionally.We just wanted to make something that allows women undergoing this to have something to be proud of, something with no shame attached. We wanted women to know that you can still be feminine, have your sensuality, have all of the things that are attached to being a woman and that part of your body can still feel beautiful on the outside, as well as the inside.”

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OPENING OF STELLA MCCARTNEY’S BOND STREET STORE

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“Stop me! I must be crazy” said an ebullient Stella McCartney, who was surrounded by some famous friends and family at the opening of her 7,500-square-foot store, which opened to the public on Wednesday.
She was referring, of course, to her decision to take charge of the store interiors — with help from her team. Together, they re-created what had previously been the Joseph store at 23 Old Bond Street, moving in hunks of limestone, a multitude of moss and thyme, recycled paper for the walls and some of the freshest air in London, thanks to Airlabs technology.
There’s also an elevator, called a “Stellavator,” paved with pink faux fur, meditative words from McCartney’s teacher Bob Roth in one of the women’s dressing rooms, and three hours of original music by Paul McCartney made specially for the store.

The store is unlike anything out there right now, and there is no doubt it all came straight from McCartney’s heart.
“Some of the ideas are just wild — and I love the texture of the walls,” said Bob Geldof from behind an impressive shock of white hair. He was referring to the handmade papier-mâché-covered walls that were recycled from McCartney’s office paper waste and to the rippled concrete ones downstairs.
Geldof joined guests including Kate Moss, who helped the designer cut the giant red ribbon that was wrapped around the store’s first floor balcony on Tuesday night, Kylie Minogue, Idris Elba, Jennifer Saunders, Charli XCX, Ellen von Unwerth, Betty Jackson, Malgosia Bela, Tiger Lily Taylor and Daphne Guinness.
Minogue said she was definitely impressed with the interiors: “I can barely decorate my front room, and look here what Stella has done,” said the singer. “She’s amazing and so ahead of the trends.”
Minogue wasn’t kidding: The post-party goody bag was a little hump of green moss that came in a square wooden box. McCartney worked with Wayward, a landscape and architecture practice that works to re-home plants and other materials. The party moss was recovered from Chelsea Flower Show, which wrapped last month.
Although McCartney’s main role was hostess she was also one proud mom, saying how happy she was that her 10-year-old son Beckett Willis, still dressed in his school uniform, was the “first in the ball pit — and first on the climbing wall,” which are both located downstairs on the kid’s wear floor.

The new concept London store replaces McCartney’s Bruton Street flagship and follows openings last year on Madison Avenue, Rue Saint-Honoré and South Coast Plaza.

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STELLA IS “PROUD AND HONOURED” TO HAVE DRESSED THE DUCHESS OF SUSSEX

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Stella McCartney has spoken out about designing the evening gown for the newlywed Duchess of Sussex.

Last night, Meghan wore a bespoke Stella gown made of lily white silk crepe, featuring a high neck halter silhouette, and was pictured in the gown as she and Prince Harry departed Windsor Castle for Frogmore House, where Prince Charles was hosting an exclusive reception for 200 close family members and friends.

“I am so proud and honoured to have been chosen by the Duchess of Sussex to make her evening gown and represent British design,” Stella said in an interview to Women’s Wear Daily.“It has truly been one of the most humbling moments of my career and I am so proud of all the team on this stunning sunny royal day.” Stella revealed to Women’s Wear Daily that she also dressed Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, for the evening reception, and shared exclusive design sketches with the publication. They show the front and back of Meghan’s gown.

According to Women’s Wear Daily, Doria wore a “scarlet long-sleeved dress in silk cady, nude alter suede sandals and a brass gold box clutch.”

Meghan’s outfit was complete with Aquazurra silky satin shoes that featured nude mesh and baby blue soles. She wore Cartier earrings and an aquamarine ring that previously belonged to Diana, Princess of Wales.

Paul McCartney, posted on his Instagram account twice yesterday: in the afternoon following the wedding, when he posted congratulations to the newlyweds and one to Stella, “…Also congratulations to my lovely daughter Stella for making Amal Clooney and Oprah Winfrey look even more beautiful in her fabulous dresses.”

Later, he posted a photo of Meghan in her reception gown with the comment, “Wow! How proud am I of my daughter Stella designing this beautiful dress for Meghan on this historic day! Congratulations all round. Me, Nancy and all our family send our love to all those involved.”

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