Stella continues to be a celeb magnet. To be honest, I’ve always admired her low-key approach to her own fame and she has been charming and gracious each time I’ve met and interviewed her. The collections tend to influence the high street, though never in an obvious ‘my-God-we’re-going-to-see-that-everywhere’ way while they tend to divide opinion like Marmite or X Factor. From the avid fans to the ‘puhlease no’s’.
What she does and does very well is choose to show in a non-fashion’y way. She chooses, instead, to have a party. Of course, gathering a host of models to up the social media quota of images, that show the direction and feel to come with some big-hit winners, trends and key pieces for her army of luxe women of a certain age.
Showing her Pre-Fall collection at Amobea Music in Hollywood, McCartney continued the fashion trend to the city of angels, hot on the heels of Tom Ford and Burberry, capitalising on Awards season while also laying claim to her multitude of high profile admirers and music and film industry contacts in L.A. Johnny Depp, Katy Perry, Gwynnie and Ringo Starr joined Stella and her dad at the venue as models showed a contrasting collection of tiger and ocelot printed faux-fur in line with Stella’s ethics with flouncy, tulle covered dresses and evening sports separates. All this, as well as her trademark sleek, relaxed sportswear-meets-business slouch wear. Linear, layered and flowing.
Heavy zip and buckle detailing, one-shouldered styles and harem pants with distinctive Edwardian modernist loafers, or ‘the new shoe’ will be the pick-ups on fash pages to come.