Yoshitomo Nara x Stella McCartney have shared a capsule collection that will soon hit store shelves


This upcoming collaboration combines the work of one of Japan’s most iconic contemporary artists with environmentally conscious fashion and social activism.

Contemporary Japanese painter and sculptor Yoshitomo Nara and an English fashion designer Stella McCartney are a partner again after their first successful collaboration two years ago. Their upcoming joint collection of unisex capsules for spring and summer 2023 features selected pairs of Yoshitomo artworks that the artist himself chose with styles designed by eco-friendly Stella.

▼ Sample items from the new collection

Yoshitomo is known for his illustrations of big-headed cartoon girls or animals with defiant eyes that evoke bohemian and punk moods. These rebellious expressions are said to have been influenced by the civil rights, anti-war, and counterculture movements he experienced in his childhood.

Four celebrities and professional models of the young generation were selected to present the collection in a series of promotional photos.

▼ Actress and singer Marika Ito

Model Kojiro Asai

Dancer and model Aoi Yamada wears one piece of the collection featuring Yoshitomo’s particularly famous “Stop the Bombs” 2019 graphic. Several other items also display similar terms and calls to action.

▼ Pattern Lucy Karikomi

As always a staple of Stella’s creations, pieces in this new collection are crafted from sustainable and cruelty-free materials such as organic cotton, plant-derived poplin and vegan leather.

▼ Knit / 191,400 yen ($1,376)

Many pieces also use a fairly neutral color palette.

▼ Hat / 52,800 yen

▼ “Elyse” platform shoes / 125,400 yen

To celebrate the official release of the collection, a Japan-exclusive bag will also be available for 104,500 yen.

The Yoshitomo Nara x Stella McCartney 2023 joint capsule collection for spring and summer will go on sale on December 2 at the Stella McCartney Aoyama store.

If you like a bit more casual fashion, you might appreciate the recent Totoro night sky x Porter collaboration even more.

Store information
Stella McCartney Aoyama / ステラ マッカートニー青山
Address: Tokyo-to, Minato-ku, Minamiaoyama 3-16-12
東京都港区南青山 3-16-12
Open: 11:00-20:00

Source, images: PR times
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