- Created on Saturday, 07 January 2012 04:05
- Written by Planet Fashion TV
- Category: Style
Bold cabana stripes and Hawaiian florals could have foreshadowed Stella McCartney’s next major stateside move. That is, to hotblooded Miami—just in time for the resort season that points toward the warm, tropical climates and a determinedly sunny disposition.
The shop, which opens its doors early this month at Bal Harbour, debuts in tandem with a dynamic collection that may as well have been made for the Magic City, while also bringing Stella McCartney’s hallmark environmental awareness to a new audience. She has long led the charge of fashioning eco-friendly wares, and is perhaps the largest luxury brand to resist the use of animal skins and leather across the board. Instead, she’s developed the most subtle faux leather in the business, and has remained dedicated to sustainable design and manufacturing practices, with up to 30 percent of her output implementing either organic cotton or low-impact dyes. A special capsule collection available alongside the resort line highlights McCartney’s pioneering efforts in collaboration with the Ethical Fashion Programme, a joint venture between the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, for which she designed a python-print tote and sandals, both handmade in Kenya using recycled tent canvas.