PFW: Stella McCartney Slings Classic Items And Uncommon Information In Pop-Up Parisian Market (Served With A Aspect Of Runway)
Could have Stella McCartney found inspiration in the fervent purveyors of Chloë Sevigny and Kim Gordon’s respective warehouse sales for her Spring/Summer 2024 Paris Fashion Week collection presentation?
Irrespective of the collection presented on the runway—though, we’ll, of course, come back to that later—McCartney earned the ire and envy of everyone who wasn’t in the French capital by staging her show avec un côté de vintage pieces, rare records and The Beatles and Wings memorabilia courtesy of an impromptu pop-up market.
The vendor of our dreams, McCartney took over the inner-city locale of Marché Saxe-Breteuil, which serves local produce and farm-to-table wares semi-weekly to Parisians. Yet on this occasion, the fresh merchandise included treasures from McCartney’s archives—both Stella, Linda, and Paul’s—which were all available to purchase after the show.
No set dressing here, but rather a nostalgia-inducing trove of pre-loved heirlooms innate to the McCartneys; one of Rock’s remaining dynasties.
Though Stella once had to work overtime to beat the allegations of nepotism–if you recall, Karl Lagerfeld once said of her appointment at Chloé: “They should’ve taken a big name. They did–but in music, not fashion.”—it’s clear the designer has embraced a greater acceptance of the forces that have led her to where she is now.
These elements–namely her Hall Of Famer-father and late-photographer mother—served as the impetus of this collection, one that honoured their legacy by sartorially embracing their habitual flair from their 70s heyday.
Though Paul’s Twickenham Studio’s attire was well documented in Peter Jackson’s recent The Beatles: Get Back docuseries, the everyday attire of the McCartneys finds new reverence when explored through the contemporary lens of their daughter.
Silhouettes ranged from jacquard suits to billowing cape dresses and deliciously Sgt. Peppers-inspired waistcoats.
On a technical front, the collection’s fabrications used are “95% conscious materials”, including seaweed-based yarn woven into a crochet dress adorned with mirrors or McCartney’s signature plant-based leathers.
With Stella’s parents the template for the plant-based, Ottolenghi-recipe-making, Salomon-wearing, Matcha-drinking free spirits of today, it’s only time that their street style inclinations get the recognition they deserve.
It’s clear that these ensembles are more glamorous than a typical market run would call for, but we’re already counting down the days until the next McCartney muse (presumably Madelyn Cline) stars as the knitted market bag-wielding main character in this collection’s campaign. In our bags? One of everything, please.
Source: Prestige Online