The Stella McCartney Fall 2021 RTW collection embodies a collective yearning among Stella women to get dressed up and go out.
Models wear maximalist pieces in a minimal setting – exploring a celebratory escapism through eccentric archetypes experimenting with light and texture, playfully combining clashing prints and unexpected pairings of volume, silhouette and material. Bringing a conscience to the fashion industry, 77% of the collection is made with sustainable materials.
In ready to wear, a vibrant and youthful palette energizes the season’s exuberance – grounded by an edit of classic neutrals. PVC-free sequins and glitter on lurex glimmer alongside heritage dogtooth, embodying a dual spirit of glamour and utility.
Statement partywear pieces are paired with timeless staples, expressed through psychedelic prints taking cues from London club culture, fitted lurex and Alter Mat sequins delivering a desirable impracticality. Youthfulness comes from ruched, bodycon and knotted dresses with cut-out details in a comfortable stretch satin made from forest-friendly viscose, a new sustainable innovation.
Dogtooth honours Stella’s British heritage across menswear-inspired outerwear and elegant cocoon coats. Hybrid pieces blend the pattern with sporty regenerated nylon, while solid black jackets and coats are made from regenerative wool. Styled under bombers, tailoring mixes and matches jackets with athletic zipped trousers, tracksuit bottoms and brightly colored skirts.
Key this season are cropped and oversized bombers, a dichotomy of femininity and masculinity in a silky regenerated nylon. Continuing this aesthetic are trousers with zips and a sportswear edge, patchwork jackets and lumberjack dresses with contrast ribbing. Knitwear is especially bright and light, graphically played out through coordinated geometric separates and well as head-to-toe popcorn 3D knits created in stretch forest-friendly viscose.