Stella McCartney Fall Winter 2023 Collection

The designer wanted to pay homage to love, more specifically that of mothers, daughters and sisters. She did so by holding her Paris Fashion Week fall winter ’23 runway show at the historic Manège de l’École Militaire, France’s oldest riding school. There, McCartney brought real, live ponies provided by renowned horse whisperer and rescuer Jean-Francois Pignon. It was a nod to her mother Linda, who was a frequent rider (“I would travel only by horse, if I had the choice,” was a quote from the late photographer listed by daughter in the show notes).

Amidst the ponies, models wore over-the-knee riding boots accented with brand’s well known Falabella chain detailing, paired with the hit bags. They were worn with double-breasted, fully lined coats, scarves and cape sweaters in a hairy yarn feature a jacquard inspired by the earthy tones of Stella’s first horse, Harmony.

The collection was not without its notes on sustainability, of course. Overall, the collection was made from 89% responsible materials, making it McCartney’s most conscious winter collection ever. New handbags were made with Mirum – a plant-based, plastic-free and circular alternative to animal leather, while S-Wave and Frayme bags were rendered in crocodile-effect AppleSkin, made using apple waste from the food industry, alongside the inaugural Frayme Mylo mycelium-based bag in white.

See all the looks from the runway here.

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