Rewilding and Rechilding with Stella McCartney's Spring Collection
The Stella McCartney 2023 Spring Collection is rooted in the ethos of “Rewilding and Rechilding” and according to the brand, it is built for “untamed” Stella ladies who live freely and in peace with nature.
Naturalist Miriam Rothschild and Knepp Farm in Horsham, who returned their land to Mother Earth and allowed it to rebalance itself and restore animals without being disturbed, served as inspiration for Stella McCartney. Working with ecologist and reintroduction specialist Derek Gow, she is rewilding her own farm using native plants and animals as inspiration.
The naivety, sentimentality, and innocence of the Spring 2023 collection serves as a type of “rechilding”—playfully bringing back the child inside each of us through clothing, so you can wear whatever you choose.
So far it has been the company’s most sustainable collection to date and is manufactured from 85% ethical materials.
It is a branch between both natural and man-made environments, supporting the upbeat botanical color scheme of Spring season’s sunflower yellow, rose pink, poppy red, and lime green.
Do check out some of the pieces in this collection.
The Stella McCartney Fringed Hem Double Satin Evening Dress
This lime green dress’s flowing pattern is meticulously stitched together from wide strips of viscose that is forest-friendly. The vibrancy of the color and the bottom shredding represents the brand’s Rechilding concept.
The Stella McCartney Tiger Print Double-Breasted Coat
The Tiger Print Double-Breasted Coat is manufactured from recycled materials. It is fully lined and has a flap pocket and a vented back. The tiger print design resonates with the collection’s Rewilding ethos.
The Stella McCartney Rewild Floral Print Oversized Denim Jacket
The English flowers in Stella’s own garden served as the inspiration for this piece, which is intended for everyday wear. The hand-drawn floral print designs on this denim jacket are a masterpiece of artistry.
Tree of Life Print Knitted Jumper by Stella McCartney
This variegated virgin wool and cotton knit jumper features a multicolored rendition of the “Tree of Life,” which is the inspiration for the jacquard pattern. The oversized knit is a wild statement with split cuffs.
The Stella McCartney Compact Knit Midi Dress
The Compact Knit Midi Dress has wide strips that are stitched together to form a flattering, wraparound bodice and flowing hem. Its shades of sunflower yellow and grass green give life to an organically striped pattern.
Bird Crest Print Midi Dress by Stella McCartney
This everyday wear features an all-over print of native English bird species, serving as a reminder of the need to rewild British creatures in order to maintain the balance of nature.
Stella McCartney's Broderi Cami Top
This top exudes the naivete, nostalgia, and innocence of Stella’s Rechilding theme. A playful sensibility is conveyed by the scalloped edge hem and petal cut-outs on the circular cups. Platform Elyse shoes and crocheted pants serve to anchor the ensemble.
Stella McCartney's Bird Crest Print T-Shirt
The Rewilding theme also served as inspiration for this casual top. The t-shirt has a cropped fit and is made with recycled cotton called Refibra.
Falabella Chain Asymmetric Midi Skirt by Stella McCartney
The split, asymmetrical hem of this skirt gives it a youthful elegance. The Falabella Chain Asymmetric Midi Skirt is made from a viscose-silk jacquard that respects forests and has an all-over chain motif that pays homage to the iconic Falabella series.
These are only just a few rewilding and rechilding designs from Stella McCartney’s 2023 Spring Collection.
From iconic animal print pieces to vibrant Spring color clothings that embodies youthful innocence, this collection is more than just the design, it’s rather a statement, an attitude, in which Stella McCartney reminds us of how we need to restore planet Earth, live in harmony with all of Earth’s creatures, and more than ever – embrace the child within each of us.