In 2001, Stella McCartney started her award-winning fashion house after working as a creative director in the fashion industry. Influences from her childhood in the English countryside and London are evident in her designs through her tailored silhouettes and use of classic British patterns and textiles. Stella McCartney designs ready-to-wear men’s and women’s clothing, kids' apparel, accessories, eyewear, lingerie, and fragrances. Stella McCartney is a staunch supporter of animal rights and prides herself on using vegan leather in her designs. Her signature tailored trouser suits have been seen on Ellie Goulding, Cara Delevingne, Kristen Stewart, and Rita Ora.
One of her most iconic designs is the Elyse shoe. They are sporty chic with a 3-inch platform, making them stand out in a crowd. The shoes come in numerous designs, including sneaker, loafer, sandal, and bootie, that can complement any outfit. One popular design of the Stella McCartney Elyse shoes is the lace-up faux-leather platform that combines black faux-leather lining and a natural wooden wedge to create a dressier look. The sport platform sneakers provide a trendy athletic look with a white faux-leather lace-up front and edgy black stripes on the wedge. A Stella McCartney Elyse shoe fit for summer is the platform sandal nude style with a peep-toe design and wooden wedge heel.
Stella McCartney has 48 stores around the world, including London, New York, Milan, Paris, Hollywood, and Tokyo. Her brand is available in over 77 countries at numerous department stores and boutiques. She’s collaborated with Adidas to create performance collections for sports, such as running, tennis, yoga, swimming, and winter sports. She also designed apparel for Great Britain’s 2012 Olympic and Paralympic teams, and was the first fashion designer to do so.