Stella McCartney pre fall 2014

Stella McCartney pre fall 2014

Androgynous chic

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Stella McCartney looks to her childhood and eldest sibling for her latest inspiration

Earlier this week  Stella McCartney  presented her pre fall collection with a party. It was held at Harold Pratt House, a Park Avenue mansion, filled with flowers, cakes shaped like shoeboxes and handbags, a chocolate fountain and models driving around in mini children's cars wearing her latest creations.

McCartney's inspiration for the collection was childhood, specifically her elder sister Heather, who was into London's first generation punk scene and friends with the likes of Billy Idol. McCartney explained her collection as "taking quite punky, black-and-white edgy stuff and softening it."

The designer used prints and graphics to help feminise her androgynous looks, houndstooth prints, giant polka dots and a collaboration with the artist Gary Hume, who did a series of graphic drawings which were seen embroidered on sweaters, adding life to the perfectly tailored collection. Keeping the colour palette neutral, there are oversized blanket coats and bodycon dresses with fringed details, and turtle necks paired with white high waisted trousers, ideal for fall's new wardrobe. Shoes also added to the late 70's era-inspired looks with biege masculine slip-ons and black pointed lace-up derby shoes.


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