Stella McCartney brings fur free fur to the catwalk as she unveils her eponymous Stella McCartney fall/winter 2015-2016 collection for the Paris Fashion Week runway. Of course, it had just the right effect as we watched in awe as the models strut forward in their beautiful creations by a designer who knows just what women want and who can give just what women need. Between the perfect pumps, sexy sweaters and melton wool, the fur free fur and the single stud earrings located at the top left corner of the left ear, there was little that we could find fault with, if anything at all. On the contrary, we were given such a lovely collection that celebrates freedom while embracing classic lines that we really felt it be International Women’s Day today. It matters not that March 8th was yesterday.
The Stella McCartney silhouettes have always been easy to wear, breezy in some aspects, which we can clearly see with the plunging V-neck pieces, and others more structured and perfect for the working woman, who needs to head to the office day in and day out. As a mother herself, McCartney can accurately define a woman’s desires for the day as she awakens to a multitude of errands to run, work to be done and children to care for. She easily married one’s daily life with the world of fashion, offering us practical pieces that are soft at the edges, relaxed at the seams and elegant in tailoring and design.
The biggest surprise by the famed designer who is enough to bring a supermodel like Cara Delevingne out of bed and looking perfect at a fashion show was the glamorous, shiny, shaggy and absolutely faux fur that was the perfect alternative created by lifelong vegetarian and the pioneer of cruelty-free non-leather shoes and bags, Stella McCartney. She’s taken the fake fur and turned it into a type of material that does not even look real but is enticing nonetheless and has the same soft and warm effect. This collection will be sold with the label proudly proclaiming that this is fur free fur stuck to a visible part of the body, such as the wrist or nape of the neck.
The intention of the Stella McCartney fall/winter 2015-2016 collection was said to be one that which allows women to unravel a little, moving away from strict precision and allowing them to feel softer and warmer while wearing the designer’s clothing. The tailored coats had soft hems in flute styles, the knits fell to the ankles and were nice and cosy, the boiled felts and woven tweeds offered a breath of country air to enter the runway, while single shoulder dresses brought to the looks a soft touch of sensuality. The trousers fell freely, capturing the silhouette of the leg but looking more fluid as the models walked forward. The embroideries of floral designs offered a very relaxed feel while still keeping to the chic and sophisticated outlook McCartney loves to embody, while asymmetrical hems, plunging necklines, mid-calf boots, high waist pants and wraparound pieces ensured we get the latest trends from this collection as well.
Photos courtesy of Vogue It