Stella McCartney, blurring the lines between masculine and feminine

This collection is inspired by all of the fierce women, past, present and future, who aren’t afraid to make the world their own. The free-spirits, the wild ones, the artists and the risk takers. True individuals with strength of character who shine their light bravely. As natural beauty meets modernity, fluid meets graphic and eccentricity meets simplicity, structure is built up and broken down, expressing strength of heart and the duality of the modern woman.

Circular symbols are a guiding force throughout, unfolding from flowing silhouettes unexpectedly, representing life, vitality and femininity. A classical colour palette of graphic and precise black, white, natural and Oxford blue is splashed with washed shades of lemon, flame orange and ginger.

With over 75% of the ready-to-wear being eco-friendly, this marks our most sustainable collection ever. We continue to push our use of recycled polyester, organic cotton, sustainable viscose and ECONYL® further, while introducing hemp and sustainable raffia.

Reimaginations of the power suit cast us back to Stella’s early Savile Row tailoring, made to be mismatched and individualised. Japanese recycled polyester fabric adds new dimension, with a sharpness and subtle shine for a modern edge. Trouser skirts feature pleats, slashes and pockets that create the illusion of opened-up slacks.

Embroidery ushers in a sense of artistry and eccentricity, evolving from petal-shaped edging that flares out from a fluid coat, to a beautifully intricate vintage dress in natural cotton lace.

Bold stripes evolve from graphic to light, as contrasting lines cut through sustainable knitwear, or take a softer approach as organic cotton voile shirts and dresses are sliced with lace to show skin confidently. Striped suits for men and women nod to hand-woven artist’s textiles.

Photographic florals are personal memories from Stella—taken on her bike rides through the English countryside. They bring fluid silk crepe de chine dresses to life, articulated with shots of coloured binding, or are created anew through decorative botanical quilting.

Menswear reinforces womenswear, blurring the lines between masculine and feminine and balancing functionality with natural beauty. There is a floral explosion from Stella’s wildflower photographs as they are printed across T-shirts, trousers and military jackets in light cupro.

The half-circular logo bag in Eco Alter-Nappa is wrapped by hand around an oversized metal frame, with luxurious vintage shopper bags also hand-knotted. Raffia logo bags are crafted by female artisans in Madagascar, sourced locally from communities fighting deforestation.

Gladiator sandals open up the collection with an effortless spirit, made in squared toe, knee-high, ankle and mule silhouettes and weighted with a sustainable wood block heel. Oversized eyelets and mixed multi-laces add an eclectic touch. Bio-acetate sunglasses clash modern with vintage, pairing sleek, bright frames and lenses with oversized artful chains.

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