Stella McCartney Launches An Exclusive Collection Inspired By The Beatles
The "All Together Now" range is inspired in particular by The Beatles' 1968 film, Yellow Submarine and spans clothing for women, men and children, all of which feature playful graphics, motifs and slogans inspired by the British band's classic songs. Key pieces include a multi-coloured oversized "All You Need Is Love" sweater and a psychedelic faux fur coat with vivid swirls of scarlet, violet, green and mustard.
Menswear in the Stella McCartney x The Beatles collection also includes vibrant shirts decorated with pop-art portraits of the band members—John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, and the designer's father, Paul McCartney. A must-have piece is the black military coat decorated with patchwork and The Beatles memorabilia badges.
In a further nod to Yellow Submarine, a nautical utility theme features heavily throughout the pieces, with the use of punk zipper details, workwear pockets, and statement workwear boots punctuating the collection. The iconic "Pepperland" scene from the song's musical film has also been digitally-printed on an organic cotton poplin shirt. Rounding out the line is an oversized checked blazer and a blue sweatshirt with a cartoon of a yellow submarine embroidered onto it.
Commenting on the inspiration behind her latest designs, Stella McCartney said she was moved by a screening she attended with family and friends for the digital relaunch of Yellow Submarine last year on its 50th anniversary.
"It affected me in a way I just wasn't expecting," she outlined. "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'."
Pieces from the new range were first spotted at the Glastonbury Festival on Sunday, June 30 when pop singer Billie Eilish wore a custom two-piece featuring the designer's name printed down the side. The T-shirt and shorts co-ord featured several gaudy cartoons, including one of a blue monster character bearing yellow teeth.
The campaign for the range features musical talents Keyah/Blu, Joy Crookes, Oscar Jerome and Femi Koleoso.
Shop the collection here.
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