Stella McCartney and renowned architect Sir David Adjaye will be talking all things sustainability, the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and sharing their design practices in a talk streamed tomorrow, Saturday 16 May 2020, at 14:00, live on the Design Museum's Instagram. The talk is part of the institution's #DesignDispatches series, which 'invites viewers into the lives and work of familiar faces from design, fashion and architecture'. The series has previously involved the likes of Bella Freud, Anya Hindmarch and Christopher Raeburn amongst many others.
Fashion followers will need little introduction to Stella McCartney, who has been a fixture of British fashion for over two decades, having been appointed creative director of Chloé in 1997 (just two years after graduating) and then founded her own label in 2001, where she has been a trailblazer for sustainable and animal-friendly design in a fashion industry that's only recently realised how important those values are.
Sir David Adjaye is renowned for his architecture, having designed notable buildings across the world including the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. Across his award-winning career, which started when he won the RIBA President's Medals Students Award upon graduating with an MA from the Royal College of Art in 1993, Adjaye has collaborated with a number of fine artists, notably the Turner Prize-winning painter Chris Ofili, and Danish-Icelandic installation artist Olafur Eliasson.