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The creation of fluidity out of structure at Stella McCartney

Paris: There is always a sense of calm and serenity around Stella McCartney’s presentations, embodying the fact that she knows exactly what she is doing. The easy nonchalance that infused her collection began with a black coat cut with a floating handkerchief skirt and matched with fluted hem pants and it flowed from there. She created fluid movement throughout from the pants that were exquisitely tailored with paper-bag waistbands and deep cuffs to the ribbed knit sweaterdresses that were slashed on a slant and opened at the side revealing bare shoulders – seamlessly seductive. In her show notes, it stated Celebrating freedom” and “exploring classics” which translated meant creating fluidity out of structure. The languid ease continued for evening as McCartney carefully crafted dresses and seperates with stunning asymmetric necklines, peplums and new proportions in a swathe of lush metallic jacquards, brocades and fluid crepes, complete with a double strand of pearls. Aaaahhhh! – Lizzy Bowring

Theme: Savile Row references with classic femininity

Key Items: Handkerchief hemmed coat and dress / Wide collar softly wrapped coats / Flounced hem trousers / Bear shoulder asymmetrical sweaters / Fluid Paperbag cropped trousers / Ovoid shaped trouser suit / Two-piece sets / Asymmetrically pieced dresses / Faux fur coat / Pantsuit / Crochet dresses / ‘Cocktail’ wear / Deep cuffed pants

Colour: Black / Forest green / Grey / Cream / Olive / Petrol / Navy / Pale grey / Cobalt blue / Caramel

Trims and Materials: Ribbed knits / Worsted wool / Fine silk rib knit / Silk Jacquard / Silk de chine / Boucle twill / Tweed / Gold brocade/ Tweeds / Felt

Print and Pattern: Tonal enlarged hibiscus

Footwear and Accessories: Soft fold clutch / Ankle boots / Pearl chokers / Minaudiere

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