In the spring summer 2013 collections designers paid tribute to all elements of nature: the sky, the sea, the land and flora of all shapes and sizes. From top: Kenzo, Issa, Stella McCartney, Dior, Vika Gazinskaya, Michael Kors, Giorgio Armani, Alberta Ferretti, Gucci, Rodarte, Erdem, Giles, Versace. Photo credit: Buro 24/7
Stella McCartney’s Spring Summer 2013 collection was a vision of freshness and light, all sporty modern fabrics, oversized shirts and clean lines. The colour palette consisted of bright whites, sharp citrus shades and vibrant apple green. For her Spring/Summer 2013 campaign Stella McCartney has brought back her favourite regulars, model Natalia Vodianova and photography team Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. The bright and sporty shots featuring a very doll like Natalia also premiere a new bag the ‘Bailey Boo’ cross-body in faux python available from stellamccartney.com
For Spring/Summer 2012, Stella McCartney launched a new “eco-friendly” collection of sunglasses. The new sustainable collection is the result of extensive research conducted to increase the use of raw materials stemming from natural origins, such as castor-oil seeds and citric acid. The collection features injected bio-plastic, which is 54% made from castor-oil seeds, a renewable resource that helps limit the exploitation of petroleum, which takes millions of years to regenerate after consumption. Castor plants are non GMO and they grow on poor soil in semi-arid areas, using little water, very few pesticides and omit a lower CO2 emission. Also included in the collection is a brand new acetate plastic that is 54% made of natural sources. The product’s formula combines cellulose, the most common organic compound on Earth, which is renewable and biodegradable, together with natural plasticizers, which differ from DEP (Diethyl Phthalate), as they derive from citric acid, a natural substance obtained through sugar fermentation. The new Stella McCartney range is available in Australia at Sunglass Hut.