Stella McCartney and the new leather bag… derived from mushrooms

Paris Fashion Week has always been a privileged stage for launching new trends in high fashion.

For some time, the new direction adopted by the most important luxury houses has been to offer the public innovative and precious creations but with an eye to the environment.

Stella McCartney and the new bag

For the new collection of the daughter of the former Beatles Paul, the designer has chosen the futuristic setting of the Espace Niemeyer in Paris.

Finally with the public in her presence, Stella McCartney still wanted everyone to be able to admire her creations thanks to the direct social of the show.

Among the always luxurious and innovative creations, the real star of this Paris fashion week show was undoubtedly the new bag presented by the designer.

The new leather bag… made of mushrooms

Her name is Fryme and Stella McCartney herself announces it as the first in the world made with mushroom skin.

The bag was in fact created in Mylo, the new biomaterial from Bolt Threads.

We speak of “vegan skin”; it is in fact a material that is completely similar to leather in terms of tactile sensation and softness but has nothing animal about it.

Mylo in fact derives from the mycelium, the underground apparatus of mushrooms.

The colors of the mushrooms were taken up by Stella McCartney precisely for her collection and for the bag: from musky tones to shades of green, from red to black to purple, from orange to lavender.

The inspiration for the new sustainable collection:

The designer, who has always been a champion of the environment, admitted that she was inspired by the Italy 2020 pavilion of the EXPO in Dubai.

In fact, the pavilion was also created thanks to the processing of recycled materials such as orange peels, coffee grounds, mycelium and mushrooms.

Once again, therefore, the designer wants to send a clear message to fashion victims from all over the world: the new luxury fashion can create wonders also thanks to sustainability.

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Serena Poma
A journalist ever since, I love turning the world's events into sentences and lines that can take readers "inside the news", leading them to explore the current happenings with me through my articles. My professional background has allowed me to gain insights into the encounter of two apparently incompatible worlds: luxury and sustainability. Guiding businesses in this direction as a communication manager and event organizer has made me aware that, now more than ever, it is by respecting ourselves and our planet's resources that we should start to create real value.

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