March 12, 2019—Have the urge to touch this work by Sheila Hicks? Fashion designer Stella McCartney might have an alternative for you. Earlier this month, McCartney showed her Fall 2019 Ready-to-Wear collection at Paris Fashion Week. Several runway looks were draped with woven adornments made by Hicks herself, a few of which looked like they could have been plucked directly from Mia’s Evolving Tapestry here.
It’s no surprise to see McCartney, a leader in addressing the fashion industry’s environmental crisis, collaborate with Hicks on this collection. Hicks uses natural materials to produce her work, and her technique is credited to thoughtful observation of the world around her, including of indigenous Mexican women’s textiles. It is also fitting to see this collaboration during International Women’s month. The show serves as a reminder of the magic that occurs when women band together. Vogue described the collection as having both “cheeky” and “stunner” qualities.
Image: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com Source: Nicole Phelps, “‘Fall 2019 Ready-to-Wear Stella McCartney,” Vogue, March 4, 2019