Meet Madelyn Cline
Why do you connect with Stella and her values?
“Like she has said in the past, [Stella] has a seat at the table and she’s using it to show exactly how fashion and our environment can have a harmonious relationship. Stella McCartney as a brand stands for animal welfare and sustainability in fashion. She shows us that if you’re going to sit at that table and rewrite the rules, you might as well do it in a lead-free crystal bralette, a responsibly sourced suit and vegan fishnet heels.”
The Summer 2023 collection is all about changing the history, inspired by the artist Yoshitomo Nara. What do you think of his work and activist message?
“I’m honoured to be part of this campaign that provokes conversations of what ‘CHANGE THE HISTORY’ means.
Yoshitomo Nara’s work, like this collection, has a wonderful provocative duality. Doe-eyed children and powerful, rebellious anti-war messaging. His work touches your inner child, which is something I believe Stella is so deeply in touch with. She is lively, kind, gentle, inspirational, rebellious and she isn’t afraid to have the conversation. It’s a beautifully in-sync collaboration.”
What do you think of the Summer 2023 collection? What was your favourite piece from the shoot?
“I remember going to my fitting for the shoot and sifting through the racks of clothes, trying on look after the look. It felt like we’d never narrow down anything because it was all so cool. I love the duality of this collection: slinky draped gold chain tops, crystal cut-outs and fishnet thigh-high heels paired with oversized blazers and denim.
My favourite piece, hands down, is the bedazzled catsuit.”