Runway Report: Stella McCartney Fall 2017

Stella McCartney introduced a hybrid collection for the Autumn Winter 2017 season. McCartney’s juxtaposed bravado experimented on power and elegance. The collection was versatile and wearable through its demeanor, offering transitional style solutions for les femmes.

Sartorially speaking, McCartney housed a cultural moment displaying social messages throughout the collection, before later speaking to her direct ambition, “Faith and love inspire the collection. I want to reflect the good in people within my work. My message is clear. I want to bring people together in what I do, and politics, of course, are part of that.”

Nods to the Fifties were prevalent alongside equestrian tailoring and silhouettes. The construction of garments was updated and particularly designed with triangular emphasis’ on bra construction. With this notion, McCartney spoke to the prevalent topic surrounding feminism whilst executing such a statement in a reliably wearable manner. “I just wanted to take ownership of our sexuality as women,” declared McCartney. “It’s about looking at the history of that conversation.”

The collection portrayed a pictorial of “A Horse Frightened by a Lion,” by 18th-century painter George Stubbs, with the inclusion of animal motifs. A Balmoral-esque quilted coat was paired back to wide legged, wool trousers, producing a dynamic portrayal of styling. Paper bag overalls and sweaters directed toward a casual aesthetic. In opposition of a traditional finale walk, the models paraded to George Michael, as a defiantly optimistic tribute.

About the Author

Jennifer Paccione is a fashion editor who shares her time between New York City and Milan. She has been featured and published with respected magazines internationally in various languages. She currently acts as contributing editor for publications including Bulgari Magazine, The Fashionable Lampoon, Fashion to Max and RedMilk Magazine, whilst having contributed for NYLON and Editorialist. Alongside journalism, Jennifer freelances as a social media and digital marketing advisor, having already worked with brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferretti and Philosophy, among many. Follow her on Instagram @jenniferpaccione