High fashion and sustainability collide on the runway

Brit designer Stella McCartney is no neophyte where ethical fashion is concerned. Determined to prove that barriers between high fashion and ethical fashion shouldn’t exist, sustainability was at the heart of McCartney’s new collection. The invitations, Stella McCartney-embossed eco-friendly, 100 per-cent recycled “trashion” bags, were a not-so-subtle nod to the ongoing debate about fashion industry’s environmental footprint. McCartney has long been a proponent of animal-friendly faux leather. While the textile has, up until now, been reserved for accessories – bags and shoes – her recent showing at Paris Fashion Week saw what McCartney calls ‘Skin-Free Skin’ fashioned into a number of garments including trousers and tops.

Discover some of the key looks from the Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2018 collection in the gallery below.


Jane Fonda and Dame Helen Mirren hit the runway for L’Oréal

The world’s top models better watch out as two unlikely catwalk superstars stole the limelight at L’Oréal’s inaugural show at Paris Fashion Week yesterday. Iconic actresses and Jane Fonda and Dame Helen Mirren both took the runway alongside top models Adriana Lima, Winnie Harlow and Barbara Palvin. Looks by Balmain, Isabel Marant and Off-White stormed the runway, with Fonda decked out in show-stopping Balmain number.

The pair, who are both faces of the beauty giant, were spotted having fun both on and off the runway with Fonda posing for selfies with a handful of big names in the modelling world.  Take a look at the pair’s modelling debut in the gallery below.