Stella McCartney’s grasp on clothing for the modern working women (albeit ones who are corporate heads) is irreproachable. In fact, her path to pre-fall 2013 was “to address every need of the modern woman’s wardrobe.” The success of her Fall 2012 collection has made pattern a no-brainer, with the prelude to fall 2013 concentrating on stripes – a standout being the vertical brown and white striped trousers paired with a smaller brown and white swirly striped blouse topped off with a sleek 3/4 length camel overcoat – and feathered jacquards most noticeably in a 2 piece navy satin ensemble with teal and green embroidery.
Stella even took to mixing her prints, like a red suit in super luxurious layered jacquards sprigged with various sized flowers and a trapunto sweater appliquéd with a gigantic kestrel bird. As McCartney put it, “it was about loosening the stricter side of a woman and adding a little playfulness—bringing two emotions together.”
“Evening is hard,” she said. “It can make you look older, too young—it’s very delicate.” To me she made it look quite simple yet still stunning – a couple of cocktail ensembles, a few classic long-sleeved column dresses modernized with color-blocking, and one very striking bustier jumpsuit in those graphic stripes.
Her new sustainable optical collection made its debut which I can’t wait to see (pun intended)!!