Stella McCartney shows spring line in Paris
Stella McCartney presented an effortlessly elegant collection at Paris Fashion Week.
The British designer is famed for her highly wearable, uncomplicated clothes that ooze glamour and sophistication.
Stella didn’t disappoint this morning, as her characteristic easy breezy fashion came into play when she showed her Spring/Summer 12 line in the French capital.
Silk tunic dresses and loose-fitting trouser suits were key pieces in the charming collection, while collarless jackets, floor-skimming maxis, and one-shoulder mini dresses also made an appearance. The collection was amped up with the varying textures, colours and patterns on display.
The colour palette was clean, with crisp white taking over the runway. Coral, emerald and cobalt were also popular hues. Paisley was a key pattern as were different sized spots in blue or deeper reds.
Stella’s infamous trouser suits were given a style overhaul. They were fluid and floaty, and made from silk. Dresses were also reworked in summery prints with athletic-looking white mesh. They were understated and body-skimming, with feminine lace panels which vamped up the otherwise simple designs.
Stella wasn’t afraid to flash some flesh during the show, with models exposing their shoulders and legs, or giving a glimpse of midriff.
Shoes were simple nude strappy heels or flat sandals.
"It's very much a celebration of the season. I tend to do prints, I'm a lover of prints, but for this season we wanted to use quite familiar nondescript prints and play with their scale and have them as a way of introducing colour,” Stella revealed.
Hair and make-up was kept understated. Models wore their hair scraped back into no-nonsense buns on the back of their heads. Make-up was kept natural and barely-there, which didn’t distract from the classic clothes on show.
Natalia Vodianova opened the show, while Miranda Kerr also walked for the designer.