Stella McCartney’s girl power & Meadham Kirchhoff on Amazon
– If there’s a name that guarantees worldwide recognition and fame, it’s McCartney. When you’re the daughter of Paul McCartney, success is a given – there’s a lot of goodness in that DNA.
Yet it seems one Parisian CEO wasn’t so sure. When Stella McCartney left French fashion house Chloé in 2001 to set up a British label in her own right, an unnamed CEO advised her against it, believing she would “fail.”
“Stella, you will live to regret this,” he told her. “You will fail, and I offer to you to stay here in Paris and start your brand with us.”
He went on to say; “there has in history of fashion been a British fashion house with a woman’s name on the label that has ever been truly global.” Sorry love, ever heard of Vivienne Westwood?
Stella recounted the tale at the British Fashion Awards earlier this week where she won both Designer Brand and Designer of the Year. We can see said mistaken CEO, spluttering into his chic French espresso on hearing the happy news.
McCartney genes must come with an extra dose of persistence: when Stella walked away from a conversation that would break even the most hardy of us, she “could not have felt more determined to prove him wrong.” That’s the power of McCartney.
– Next week when you’re purchasing a few, somewhat uninspired, Christmas DVD gifts on Amazon, why not pop a Meadham Kirchhoff jumper into the basket too? (Our Christmas shopping motto: one for Mum, one for me, one for Brother, one for me…)
Just when you thought Amazon clothing retail was only good for dodgy shoes and surf-brand hoodies, they’ve teamed up with Vogue and pulled a fashion blinder. A capsule collection of four Meadham Kirchhoff jumpers will be sold on the online entertainment emporium as part of Vogue’s Online Fashion Week, starting on Monday 3rd December.
The collection, cheekily titled ‘Mother May I?’ is simplistic Kirchhoff: retro motifs on festive bright jumpers. Definitely more suited to the Amazon customer than the designer duos usual catwalk offerings of frills, sequins and the gorgeously garish. Fingers crossed they’re eligible for ‘Super Saver Delivery.’