Stella McCartney does not let the grass grow under her feet. At least, not when clearing the way provides another opportunity to plant a tree. Or when she sees a chance to persuade every person in her vast network of personal connections to plant the roots as signs of help and hope in the struggle to save rain forests.https://www.instagram.com/p/BulXSO-n4Mh/?utm_source=ig_embedIn her Autumn/Winter 2019 show, she celebrated social action openly and joyously. At the feet of every guest and across each runway were written notes of thanks to friends – some as famous as Oprah Winfrey – and a posse of models. Other supporters were family, friends or unknown benefactors.
Painstakingly, after facing a lot of derision – not least from the fashion crowd – Stella has seen her dream come true. There is now a more thoughtful approach to nature in the widest sense.
“My first show was in 1995 at Saint Martins [school of art and design],” she said. “My degree show had vegan sandals! I’m happy that people are now open to the conversation and I’m no longer a freak of nature and ridiculed.https://www.instagram.com/p/BulR0YwnsEv/?utm_source=ig_embed