Sunday 20 August 2017

Clever Couture: Stella McCartney from catwalk to high street

Dress, €84, Warehouse; Blazer, €47, River Island; Leather sandal, €50,
Dress, €84, Warehouse; Blazer, €47, River Island; Leather sandal, €50,

Stella McCartney's collection has got plenty of press this season. And it's not surprising because from her floral swing dress with the swirling one-shoulder that screams summertime to her '70s-inspired, denim button-down skirts inspired by her mum, Linda, it's a stunning range.

What hasn't received as much attention are her superbly simple, tailored pieces. These include a poppy-coloured tunic, sapphire dress and khaki shorts, each of which are given a luxe finish in glossy silk shantung. This dusty pink, structured blazer is another example and is a great key piece for summer. Working hand in hand with a long fluid dress, they manage to complement each other surprisingly well.

Warehouse's maxi dress is slightly more ornate with its jewelled neck and empire-line cut, but use the blazer to effortlessly dress it down. Alternatively, Warehouse also have a selection of shorter draped dresses in muted greys that would work the look perfectly but give a more casual feel.

Irish Independent

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