The Stella McCartney Pre-Fall 2015 collection featured an abundance of fresh wardrobe staples, from baggy black trousers and ribbed turtlenecks to tailored coats in a faded leopard print, and bold details.
McCartney held forth in front of a group of reporters. “I don’t want another heather gray knit, I already have a man’s jumper,” she said, pointing to someone’s sweater. “And I don’t want a black overcoat. It’s about looking at those staples, the pieces we all turn to and need as women, but I want more out of them, I want to say something with my clothes.”
Playful floral prints in gold and green decorated structured tunics and pants designed for day-to-night dressing, while the true evening looks played on fluid tailoring, such as a strapless jumpsuit with a gold hardware circle at the bust, and a tunic and pants embroidered with dangling metal embellishments that matched a pair of earrings.
On the accessories front, Stella McCartney showed glitter backpacks, new versions of her best-selling star platform loafers, and fuzzy hats that all the editors were angling for. The clothes had wit to spare, too. See the metallic wildcat print and the psychedelic weeping willow trees (designed in collaboration with London illustrator Will Sweeney) that decorated otherwise minimal evening separates. Or an out-of-the-ordinary snow-leopard-print coat with oversize metal and plexi disc buttons.