The interpretation of masculine and feminine attitude, a liberating play on volume and color; Stella McCartney’s SS16 collection is one envelope to unfold.
with clean and sharp tailoring, the collection embodies a sharp touch. A structured jacket wrapped at the waist accentuates the Alpha woman element. An oxford blue crisp cotton poplin shirt-dress with scarf extension envelopes the body creating a new silhouette.
Wild flowers lead a spray of botanical embroidered thread-work into linear structured silhouettes of dresses, a tailored suit and a duchess bomber jacket. An intoxicating collage of pop floral prints are dominated by black and secured by solid bands of fabric to create gentle volumes. Broderie anglaise is given the tomboy twist. Eyelet thread-work lace embroidery trims are chopped up and placed onto full skirts, rounded dresses melting into gauzy cotton knits.
A running horse motif spread across delicate fil coupe pieces in shades of flamingo, black, and ivory.
Evening is light and airy. Free flowing volumes create effortless movement. Bold shades of peony, pink and sun in billowy parachute slip dress strung together with understated gold hardware threaded through pleated necklines. Open backs and high necks reveal a sense of confidence.