Stella McCartney tops everybody’s list of favourite designers, owing to an easy-to-love look, ever in line with the most contemporary understanding of femininity.
As summed up in the cheeky-yet-empowering “thanks girls” print emblazoning many a look, Stella McCartney’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection was a lighthearted celebration of girl power. The exaggerated shoulders of the 80s business woman have been modernised here with smooth, curving lines that feel a bit more feminine. As always, the designer embraced a “no fur” stance, crafting a number of luxurious items out of animal-friendly 'suede' – we can’t wait to try on the caramel-hued trench coat over one of those effortlessly cool statement Ts.
Having started out with an internship at Christian Lacroix and subsequently shadowing Savile Row tailor Edward Sexton, Stella McCartney boasts a long established understanding of her craft. Since her graduate collection was stocked by luxury retailers like Browns, Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus, McCartney has achieved critical acclaim and commercial success with her consistently chic seasonal refreshes of her aesthetic, realised in accordance with her own ethical values.