photo credit: The Telegraph, photographer: unkown
My hommage to Stella Mc Cartney. This report is in honor of accomplished fashion designer Stella Mc Cartney. I am a great fan. Her designs are consistently feminine, wearable, successful by being modern with historical influences, so British, so today.
She received several so well deserved awards in the past few years, for her beautifully designed collections, for her contribution to British Fashion, the sporty and crisp designs for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
I have been able to admire and able to try on some of my favorite pieces of her collections at Saks 5th Avenue, El Paseo in Palm Springs. Their selection from her collections is well chosen. I was awed by the exquisite workmanship, the quality and selection of the fabrics used.
Seeing and touching the items, I was able to understand why Stella Mc Cartney has been so successful consistently. Each piece shows the knowledge about craftsmanship through her training. She has a couture approach of constructing a style for a ready to wear line, that makes her clothes so beautiful, well made, and very wearable.
The design approach, her very British modern feeling, shows in each piece so beautifully. I like her use of patterns with a reference to the past in unexpected ways, playing with scale and color, and often with our personal reference to and historical association with certain patterns.
Stella Mc Cartney's Spring 2013/ Resort collection is just beautiful. A focus on opposites and textures. This collection is playful, it has a graphic arts design feel. Textures, pleats, sheer and opaque fabrics in soft powder colors against opaque woven fabrics in a primary green, yellow, blue or bright tangerine orange or black. The curvy lines of the design definitely have a nod to the 70s. It makes you dream about a sunny get away when you look at this collection.
Her designs are not just beautiful on a model, it is a mix of outfits I would gladly wear on my next get away to a sunny Resort. ( I am planning already. This time I am taking a short trip to the California Coast again, visiting Laguna Beach and Huntington Beach. That is for another post.)
Some of the best designs of the Spring 2012 collection.
Stella Mc Cartney Spring 2012 collection.
Some of my favorites of the Spring 2011 collection.
Stella Mc Cartney Spring 2011 collection.
Again Sheer against Opaque, flowing silk satin intertwined with touches of lace. The asymmetrical lines and flowing curves reminded me of some designs by Emmanuel Ungaro in the late 80s. The colors, the material, the sexy lace touches and the subtal reminiscence of pyjama and lingerie exhude a subliminal feeling of sexyness. They are also the perfect foil to show off your great figure.
I can see myself wearing some of the dresses, shorts and tops, from this collection. The designs are figure flattering, they look classy with a sexy touch, thanks to the flowing quality of the fabrics. The shiny satin wrapped around the body in asymmetrical shapes with patches of lace is a sensual wrap that makes you irresistible.
Hope you will agree with me. To see more visit www.stellamccartney.com
See more of Stella Mc Cartney's collections, visit www.stellamccartney.com
For purchase, visit www.net-a-porter.com to make your own selection for your next Resort get away.
photo credit: Stella Mc Cartney @ Sommerset House photographer: unkown
photo credit: The Telegraph,photographer: unkownwww.telegraph.co.uk At the opening of Valentino, Master of Couture, Somerset House, London
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