Stella McCartney Winter 2020 show

Stella McCartney Winter 2020 show

Explicitly vegan fashion


Models wearing animal outfits joined the finale of Stella McCartney’s fur-free and leather-free show on Monday, as the British-American designer continued to shine a light on the environment and animal cruelty in the industry. The show, which explored a chic crossover silhouette in soft and huggable fabrics, was runway proof that ethically produced clothes can still have a strong luxury feel. Here are some highlights of the autumn-winter 2020 shows.

Stella calls on other houses to ditch leather

Gold and silver animal jewellery in McCartney’s show added a playful touch, that crescendoed in the finale as 11 models walked the runway in full-on animal costumes, provoking laughs from tickled guests.

Behind the fun, lay a serious message.

None of these animals – cow, rabbit, bison, fox or crocodile – had been killed to produce the collection.

“We are proudly the only luxury fashion house in the world not putting real leather on our runway,” McCartney said. “And welcome our friends in fashion to join us.”

“There has never been a time when we have had more hope in ending fashion’s use of fur and leather,” she added.

Her team, which recently has been sending out fact sheets to editors on the eco-fight, said this collection showcased even more animal-free vegan leather than in the past.