Stella McCartney Ready-to-Wear Autumn/Winter 2011/2012: A Serious, Eclectic Mix of Styles, Genres, and Themes All Rolled Up in One!

Stella McCartney: Runway—Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012.  Photo by Dominique Charriau (WireImage)On March 7, 2011, Stella McCartney showed her Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Ready-to-Wear collection at the Opera Garnier during Paris Fashion Week.  With structured silhouettes, Stella McCartney breaks her own mold and presents a very bold collection for Fall/Winter 2011-2012.  With clean styling for the makeup and hair, her array of men’s tailored suits, feminine polka dot dresses, dresses with curvy shoulders, and geometric shapes (her gold metallic mini dress threatened a 1940’s science fiction inspiration), and her sexy cocktail dresses were the big hit of this show.  McCartney gives us mixed signals as she starts off with her usual traditional cuts—partially see-through—exposing more than a hint of a woman’s body . . . sexy meets conservative.

We’re not a very curvy brand; we’re much more linear.  This season we wanted to take curve and bring it into the sleeve and put it against this shoulder on the masculine side.  We brought in the curve on the feminine side and had the two play off of each other.” —Stella McCartney

With this season’s over-sized silhouettes (that included stiff and extreme volumes) it all felt sculptural.  McCartney’s newest collection is varied and a perfect example of the common trends presented this season on our runways:  strong, bold statements!  Stella McCartney Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 runway was a serious, eclectic mix of styles, genres, and themes all rolled up in one!

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