On Friday 27 May, some of our students on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion and Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Fashion at Morley’s Chelsea Centre had the pleasure of visiting the ‘StellaVision’ workshop at Stella McCartney‘s London HQ.
The private exhibition, hosted by their global PR team, was a celebration of the brand’s iconic milestones from the past, a recognition of present achievements and a window into future projects.
We were all in awe of the incredible designs and creativity, as well as the brand’s commitment to maintaining sustainability in all aspects of their work and further cementing their place in the fashion industry as pioneers of the conscious luxury movement.
As part of the workshop we were treated to a wonderful display of 21 years’ worth of stunning pieces from the brand’s collections.
We were excited to see some familiar dresses previously worn by the likes of Madonna and Rihanna at the Met Gala, and Meghan Markle’s famous second wedding outfit designed by Stella herself. Another highlight for the students was the brand’s innovative use of technology to create new materials such as plant-based leather (you would NOT tell the difference), “fur free fur” and recycled denim.
With the fashion industry being the second most harmful to the planet, Stella McCartney continues to prove that there are ways to solve environmental issues without compromising good design and desirability.
This ethos aligns with our values at the Chelsea Center and sustainability is embedded within many areas of our fashion curriculum.
A huge thanks to team Stella for sharing their vision with us!
Find out more about the Chelsea Centre for the Creative Industries by visiting the main Morley College London website.