Stella McCartney’s woman is the effortless, everyday woman. She doesn’t do evening glam, she doesn’t deliberate the woman or study her preconditions, but instead observes her mode. Stella’s woman is the independent alacrity. For Stella, a woman is about peregrination, a woman of opportunity and flexibility. She’s what I call the “Ms. Indiana Jones.” And just like that, Spring/Summer 2018 implied a voyage to a distant land, mysteries of the jungle, the philosophy of the getaway.
Stella’s daywear collection are memoirs of a simpler time, with 40’s inspired square shoulders and kitten heel mules, working-class pleated skirts and frocks, and WWI inspired rumpled jumpsuits, florid with 70’s frills, ruffles and gathers for a more feminine impression, distinctly contradictory of the 90’s shield sunglasses Stella surfaced.
“I think we’ve always had an appetite for glamour. We’ve always craved humor and color and texture. It’s the mix,” she explained. “Glamour on glamour I’m not really interested in, and I never really have been. It’s taking that high and providing the low to it, and having a line that’s in reality.”
Stella flaunts her interpretation between the seams, visible to the cogitative mind.
Next season’s display proves sheen, shimmer and sparkle are in favor. Stella’s conscientious woman surfaces with dexterity in composure, not troubled by the material worries of the world.
The Spring/Summer collection returned with Skin-Free Skin yet again. The leather alternative is an ecological fabric meant for sustainability and advancement in social responsibility and ethical reasoning that is featherweight, wearable and delicate. Her trousers and elongated shirts appropriate the upgrade for a more relaxed fit to imply women are more than glitz and glam.
The Stella woman is reliable, stable, and determined, as the collection testifies ease and approachability is the better approach to modernity in lifestyle. Stella understands we’re not all high-maintenance women with high regard for all things lavish, but instead, the working woman’s requirement for profitability.
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