spring prêt-à-porter: stella mccartney, paris
by Jeremy Danté
clean & chic designs were presented for the summer/spring season by stella mccartney at paris fashion week. the collection hosts a number of looks, with a few design surprises. clean lines & sharp tailoring was used for the collections blazers & dresses- which paid attention to silhouette. the collection palette was kept simple with white, blue, powder puff pink, neutral, grey & black with yellow for contrast. mccartney’s design signature of simplicity & structure have been greatly recognized & have even set the stage for other designers also showing in paris this season. phoebe philo, current creative director of céline, worked as a design assistant at chloé alongside mccartney in 1997. the work of philo is greatly influenced by a standard & design preference that stella has held true to, as a designer & as a major label. as a known vegan, stella does not use any fur or leather in any of her designs. this season, i really love the use of print- the lemon trees & grapefruits are a completely fresh take on print for spring & that particular concept hasnt been seen by any other designer this season. it’s simple where needed & an air of effortlessness is always seen in the stella mccartney collections. a strong direction, creative concepts & beautiful showing of simplicity through femininity. stella always brings the best shit on the runway.