The Summer 2022 campaign of  Stella McCartney takes a psychedelic trip into nature, grounded in the notion that mushrooms connect us all. British mycologist and Entangled Life author Merlin Sheldrake helps to tell the interwoven story of mushrooms and humanity – bridging our species’ past and providing hope for our planet’s future. The Summer 2022 collection is now available in Stella McCartney store in Harbour City.

For the Summer 2022 collection and campaign, Stella was inspired by fungi’s transformative and transcendental qualities as seen in  Fantastic  Fungi. The  documentary  explores  the  limitless potential of these incredible organisms: as medicine to treat conditions from cancer to depression; helping to breakdown waste and oil spills; as a natural tool in the fight against climate change and much more.

Fungi also offer hope as a conscious fashion innovation, embodied in the Frayme Mylo™ – crafted from vegan mycelium, the underground root system of fungi, debuted at the Summer 2022 runway show. Created in partnership with Bolt Threads, it is the world’s first-ever commercial luxury bag made from the material and a limited quantity will be available to purchase later this year.

A series  of activations  will roll out beginning 23 rd March, creating an inter-connected network  of fungi stories. The campaign features model, activist and long-time Stella collaborator Natalia Vodianova, shot by iconic creative duo Mert and Marcus at the Marqueyssac gardens in the South of France and at the Espace Niemeyer in Paris – the Summer 2022 runway show venue.

Among Summer 2022’s exclusive collaborations are experiences with world-renowned chefs, exploring mushrooms’ potential as a sustainable and nutritious vegan food source. The campaign will be soundtracked by musician and composer  Cosmo Sheldrake, creating otherworldly synthesiser music from the tones of fungi growing. British heritage fabrics house Cole & Son will also be reinterpreting mushroom prints from the Summer 2022 collection emblazoned on a luxury wallpaper.

The Summer 2022 ready-to-wear and accessories collection evokes a sensual femininity; a visual narrative that engages Stella women to redefine sexiness through feelings of softness and lightness, rooted in the idea that mushrooms are the future of fashion. Pieces evolve the brand’s signature effortlessness, drawing unexpected inspirations from notions of exploration and expansion of consciousness.

Sweeping fringe gives movement to trousers, shrunken waistcoats and dresses in hand-drawn mushrooms prints on light organdie,  with piped sculptural  necklines  borrowing from astronaut cooling tubes. Biophilic cut-outs tie pieces back to  Mother  Earth  on form-fitting dresses  and compact knit tops, styled under tailoring. Taking cues from an organic base, the collection’s palette pulls heavily from nature’s own vibrancy, blending energetic brightness with earthiness.

Sweeping fringe gives movement to trousers, shrunken waistcoats and dresses in hand-drawn mushrooms prints on light organdie,  with piped sculptural  necklines  borrowing from astronaut cooling tubes. Biophilic cut-outs tie pieces back to  Mother  Earth  on form-fitting dresses  and compact knit tops, styled under tailoring. Taking cues from an organic base, the collection’s palette pulls heavily from nature’s own vibrancy, blending energetic brightness with earthiness.

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