Summer23 Show

CHANGE THE HISTORY: The Summer 2023 runway show 

Presented at the Centre Pompidou during Paris Fashion Week, our Summer 2023 runway show is a democratic demonstration outdoors; a brand first. Models walk coloured paths, paying homage to the French cultural hub’s iconic façade. Blending fashion and art, the collection features the work of legendary Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara, inspired by his slogan “CHANGE THE HISTORY”. 

Summer 2023 Show

Summer 2023 blends the nostalgic with the iconic. Minimal pieces platform strong silhouettes redefining different eras of our Stella DNA – both in her sensual designs and personal wardrobe. Referencing the 90s and 2000s, seductive and utilitarian pieces reaffirm brand codes. 


The ease of soft fabrics, denim and a focus on vegan alternatives to animal leather define the collection’s textures in an iconic Stella palette of greys, camels and black. This is energised with bright touches of limoncello, washed-out neon green, cerulean blues, hibiscus pink and light orchid. 

Light pieces cut from soft fabrics clash the casual with the formal. Relaxed Savile Row tailoring in a new Ecovero viscose light woven canvas is slashed into bias-cut skirt suits. Lingerie lace has hints of seduction, with body chain jewellery of chains and diamanté crystals mysteriously peeking from under jackets – all sitting with a sexy barely there fishnet stocking shoe. 


Moving to day-long evening glamour, metallic silver crystals are minimal in classic t-shirt dresses with a sculptural cape sleeve, while lean tracksuit tailoring is close to the body. Organic cotton denim is deconstructed and elevated next to Alter Mat, with vegan alternatives to leather making a bold statement for animal rights. 

Recycled nylon scuba utility t-shirts, leggings and bodysuits in technical organic cotton sit next to forest-friendly viscose corseted dresses, shirts and all-in-ones. Tailoring and cargo shorts progress to limoncello vests and trousers with a surf girl attitude, styled with Stella 100 heels crafted from vegan materials and lead-free crystal straps. 

Iconic Stella pieces become a canvas for Yoshitomo Nara’s illustrations of big-eyed girls, sinister children in animal costumes and activist slogans. These include stretchy crinkle knit dresses, jersey scuba t-shirts and dresses with bias-cut hems. A second Yoshitomo Nara x Stella McCartney unisex capsule will also be released in December 2022; register below to shop it first.

A transition to evening glamour includes all-over lead-free crystal embellishments, sitting on forest-friendly viscose satin and jersey. This sparkle continues in bags, including glimmering vegan Frayme bags and Falabella clutches. These are offset by padded accessories, softening the offering, while the season’s sex appeal is stepped up by strappy Opanca styles and padded soles. 

The ready-to-wear collection is made with 91% conscious materials, Stella’s most responsible to date. Summer 2023 includes the luxury industry’s first-ever garment made from regenerative cotton, a t-shirt. The runway show’s carbon emissions are kept to a minimum, with the rest to be offset afterwards.