A reconstructed lace dress inspired by lingerie in pearl blush opened the Stella McCartney FW18 show in Paris which also saw the official launch of menswear.
McCartney presented at the Opéra Garnier which centered around oversized boxy coats, deconstructed knitwear, play on fabric and undone silhouettes. There is a skill to creating pieces that not only standout on the runway, but are also wearable and McCartney has those in abundance with her structured and precise design that works well across both women’s and men’s range.
The all-white ensembles will strike a chord with fans of minimalism and there were plenty of beautifully fluffy faux fur coats for winter, but it’s the postcard prints and floor length dresses with women motif worn under sheer lace trim layers that stood out the most. Among the tailored jackets were also wrap knits that swept the floor and would be ideal of the sub zero temperatures sweeping across Europe at the moment.
The wide use of lace added romance to the collection while the loose shapes felt contemporary and fitting for how woman want to dress now. All the glamour with no fuss.