Stella McCartney’s wedding dress collection puts the ethical into bridalwear

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Olivia Lidbury
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Sustainable and desirable, the designer’s bridalwear debut is finally here.

Until now, Stella McCartney’s bespoke bridal creations have been the preserve of royalty (Meghan Markle) and her celebrity friends (Madonna). But that is set to change as the designer has finally launched a wedding collection available to all.

Aptly named ‘Made with Love’, the collection is formed of 17 beautiful pieces that are pure McCartney: modern alternatives such as a sequin slip dress, a lace jumpsuit and a white tuxedo suit feature alongside more classic gown styles, including a replica of the halterneck dress worn by the Duchess of Sussex to her evening reception.

“It’s something that I feel very passionately about and is very close to my heart,” says McCartney, who also created the wedding dress for her father Sir Paul McCartney’s third wife, Nancy Shevell. 

She adds: “I think that in this day and age the wedding day is something very different to how it’s traditionally perceived, and I think that the house of Stella McCartney really represents something a little more effortless.”

Each design adheres to the ethical values around social and environmental sustainability that McCartney has championed since launching her brand in 2001. Each piece is made in Italy in factories handpicked for their history of craftsmanship and deftness with working with specialist materials, including a luxe, sustainable viscose and updated traditional couture fabrics.

The styles are available to try in Stella McCartney stores via a pre-scheduled appointment. 

Images: Courtesy of Stella McCartney