Stella McCartney unveiled her spring/summer 2016 collection today morning in Paris Fashion Week.
Grandios Show in Operá´Garnier.
Stella McCartney put a major emphasis on knits in her spring-summer collection. Knitwear has become more visible on Spring runways in last few fahion cycles because a lot of innovative, computer-enabled techniques have allowed designers to do things not possible before. Of course , there’s also another reason sweater dressing is on the rise – because of comfort. McCartney’s layered tanks, polo shirts, and tube skirts looked stretchy as activewear, sporty and poised for action on the athletic sandals they paraded out on, but elevated in bright stripes, checks, and transparencies. She also played with pleated knits in loose trapeze-like shapes with sexy cutaways. It’s been a great week for color in Paris, but McCartney’s as bold as anybody, combining orange and blue or chili red with pink on those knit separates. Swirls of ribbon embroidery made a similarly strong impact on tracksuits and Dresses.
Her other project here was remake the suit, which has been an icon of the brand from the beginning. She did that via deconstruction; a double-breasted black jacket was transformed into a strapless, form-fitting tunic worn over a multi-slit skirt. More conventional pieces like vests and trousers had an appealing fluidity and elongated proportions.