And it’s certainly worth talking about
The images, shot by Harley Weir showcase the designer’s latest collection, including slouchy knitwear, androgynous suits and embellished lace dresses.
So far, so normal right? But you see, while the clothes are beautifully styled, the campaign is more about where they’re shot.
Because models Huan Zhou, Iana Godnia and Birgit Kos are posing in a landfill in East Scotland, to highlight how consumerism is affecting the planet.
Stella McCartney said in a statement, ‘The idea we had with this campaign is to portray who we want to be and how we carry ourselves; our attitude and collective path. Our man-made constructed environments are disconnected and unaware of other life and the planet which is why there is waste.’
The campaign, created in collaboration with artist Urs Fischer shows the models lying in rubbish and on disused cars, but there’s a decidedly positive and colourful aspect to them, with models smiling in every shot.
Urs Fischer sums it up beautifully, ’Stella’s fashion to me is about dignity, love and a beautiful attitude to all challenges, all while feeling good and looking great. We wanted to reflect that in the concept of this campaign.’
And that they certainly did. It’s also worth pointing out Stella McCartney actually means it when she says she wants to protect the environment. 53% of her materials come from sustainable sources, and with this campaign, she’s actively asking others to do the same.