Oooh! Exciting new this morning for fans of London Fashion Week! A big name designer is back in town for a one-off collection. We’ll give you a clue. She’s a vegetarian, she’s rock royalty and a dab hand at designing hi-tech sportswear in a patriotic context AND she throws a mean children’s party!
Can you tell who it is yet? Stella McCartney of course. She’s decided that that next year, on February 18th, Stella will host a special fashion presentation at London Fashion Week! Yay! It will be a one-off collection, in addition to her mainline which will still be shown at Paris Fashion Week, as usual. The London collection will be available through the designer’s retail stores worldwide as well as on stellamcartney.com in May 2012.
Ms McCartney is not the first designer to have started in London, gone to show in Paris, which is perceived as better to meet big buyers but then come back, or partly come back to London because they simply miss the buzz and the atmosphere too much! Vivienne Westwood moved one of her two ready to wear lines – Red Label back to London a few seasons ago, Burberry moved to London from Milan. Giles Deacon went to Paris for a few seasons, but found that the capital of cool had more to offer him and has been back in London for three seasons now. We never want him to leave!
Seriously though, we cannot exaggerate how BRILLIANT this latest Stella news is! Brilliant, we tell you!