30 September 2013 by

Stella McCartney Spring Summer 2014: Easy Living

cara delevingne, stella mccartney, paris fashion week, spring summer 2014

[Rex]

Leave it to Stella McCartney to translate the mood of the season into easy pieces that women who pay lip service to fashion without being slaves to it might like to wear six months from now.

Sportswear? Yes, in the form of racer backed dresses cut in chiffon and lace in ivory, navy, rust and tomato, in the striped, ribbed waistbands of skirts in those same fabrics and in silk bomber jackets with zip pockets and peg-legged trousers loosely following a jogging bottom line.

Masculine tailoring - a look which is gathering momentum in Paris - was all present and correct too. It's a Stella McCartney signature and it came this time with strong shoulders and wide legged pants but fluid in silk that moved gently around bodies as models walked.

The play between masculine and feminine is equally a hallmark here. Dresses - the slips this label is known for and more structured shifts with a broad, curved sleeve - stood away from the body slightly, falling to the knee. They were as effortlessly pretty as any girl could wish for.

'An accent on understated seduction. Fluid silhouettes play on transparency and opacity in line with the body,' read the show notes. Garments were cut in wool on their top halves and organza from the knee down, a croc motif was stamped onto chiffon keeping modesty in tact.

Cat eyed sunglasses with circular lenses, sporty shoes with welted soles and heels in Lucite and marble and crushed oversized clutches finished a look that was as simple as it was fresh.


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