October | Circular Fashion
Mushroom leather makes its debut on the Stella McCartney catwalk
As a designer and luxury pioneer, Stella McCartney has always placed sustainable practises and innovation at the heart of her brand. So, in a way, it’s no surprise that her SS22 show in Paris this week saw McCartney become the first designer ever to send a mushroom leather bag down the catwalk. The Frayme Mylo™, created in partnership with Bolt Threads, is made from mycelium, a fungi-based regenerative material, rather than industry standard plastic-based alternatives. The result? A butter-soft and ever-luxurious finish with minimal environmental impact. Better still, it has all the hallmarks of a future icon that channels McCartney’s recognisable sporty luxe aesthetic. When a bag looks good and does good, it’s a win-win on all accounts.