Paris Fashion Week: Yes! Yes! Yes! Stella McCartney
To have your name precede you must be tough. Stella McCartney seems to have done alright though. From her time at Chloe, to being part of The Gucci Group family, she has proven that she has the name and the talent (with a few learning curves in the form of a few dodgy collections along the way).
The backdrop to Stella’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection was a large impressionist mural created by New York-based artist Trey Speegle, of famous Parisian landmark, Arc de Triomphe with the word ‘Yes’ emblazoned across it, in his paint by numbers style.
The set was bold and impressive and the collection equally so. According to an interview with Stella in yesterday’s Guardian newspaper supplement, G2, Stella confessed that things got better for her creatively when she began being true to herself; this shows through in this collection. She has mastered the balance of femininity with masculine touches in every look to ensure that this collection is filled with beautifully tailored clothes to be worn by strong alpha females. Not to mention some beautiful summer dresses.
Forget blazers with power shoulders. From henceforth it is all about the ruffled-lapel blazer.
If I had to choose one designer to wear for the rest of my life it would be Stella McCartney. For now, I’ll just work on owning one of her pieces.