Stella McCartney has made no secret of the fact that the beliefs of her mother - the late musician and enviromental activist Linda - have greatly informed her decision to build a sustainable, compassionate fashion brand.
However, it's the work of her father, legendary musician and The Beatles frontman Paul that has influenced her latest collection. The 50th anniversary screening of Yellow Submarine last year left the 47-year-old fashion designer inspired. “It affected me in a way I just wasn’t expecting," Stella admits. "Especially this idea of connecting people and bringing people together—politically this message has never been more relevant. So, I came out and I was like ‘I have to do something.’”
The result? The All Together Now collection with a Swinging Sixties sensibility that takes its cue from the film's timeless message of peace, love and togetherness. The colour-pop collection includes a fur-free fur jacket, coats, knitwear and T-shirts emblazoned with Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr; and supersized sweaters with the song title All You Need Is Love.
Stella adds, "I thought, that is so incredible that these four kids from Liverpool, at such a young age, came up with something so inclusive, which feels very contemporary to everything that we’re talking about today, in the now."
And in the spirit of The Beatles' pioneering beginnings, Stella has enlisted four up-and-coming musicians - KEYAH/BLU, Joy Crookes, Oscar Jerome and Femi Koleoso - to model the collecton. And while you Can't Buy Me Love, you can get a piece of what's set to be the most iconic fashion and music collab of all time. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.
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