Stella McCartney Reinvents Evening-wear With New Collection
Stella McCartney has certainly made her mark on the fashion world, but for her new evening-wear collection, she has definitely thrown out the rule book and reinvented her very own style guide. With sweeping the floor bodycon gowns, and daring lurid orange jump suits, who knew the girl had it in her? Stella says, “I think it was really important for me to design pieces that reflected the attitude of London, the sense of humour of the British, and the fact that they don’t really care what people think.” Well she has achieved that in her latest of offbeat collections; so think monochromes and cut away gowns, tuxedo jackets and feminine prints and gorgeous textures.
Here are our favourites:
Stella McCartney – Saskia stretch-cady and mesh gown – £3,125
Stella McCartney’s cleverly crafted contour dresses have become an A-list favorite for formal events and this ‘Saskia’ gown is sure to become the next must-have hit. Expertly contrasting panels of navy-blue and off-white stretch-cady with nude mesh, this belted piece promises to sculpt a statement silhouette. Elegant evening invitation? Classic sandals and a compact clutch are all you’ll need to steal the spotlight.
Stella McCartney – Wide-leg crepe jumpsuit – £885In a statement shade of orange, Stella McCartney’s crepe jumpsuit will make an alluring after-dark choice. Delicately gathered shoulders and wide-cut legs shape a dramatic silhouette – cinch yours at the waist, adding vertiginous heels to elevate this super chic look.
Stella McCartney – Walker embroidered lace dress – £3,085Adorned with an oversized satin bow, Stella McCartney’s embroidered lace dress is a fabulously feminine choice for an elegant evening uptown. Underwired cups will create the perfect silhouette, so streamline the rest of the look with opaque tights and classic black pumps.
Stella McCartney – Sophie two-tone crepe dress – £570Stella McCartney’s two-tone crepe dress is a sleek way to work the new season’s bold color palette. We covet the striking contrast between the electric signal-orange and classic navy hues. Slip it on with neutral accessories to ensure this perfectly tailored piece takes center stage.
Stella McCartney – Gibson stretch-cady and mesh dress – £1,865Everybody was talking about Stella McCartney’s fabulous evening-wear show – held at London Fashion Week during the FW12 collections – and this covetable LBD was worn by Kate Moss to the event. Daringly sheer nude mesh panels ensure this black stretch-cady dress it is an undeniably glamorous choice. Complement the graphic cut with tonal accessories and minimal jewelry.
Stella McCartney – Anna stretch-cady and velvet jumpsuit – £2,285Stella McCartney presented a one-off evening-wear collection during London Fashion Week, and this stretch-cady and velvet jumpsuit was one of the show’s standout designs. Cinched at the waist with an optional faux leather belt, this daring piece epitomizes the designer’s coolly feminine and contemporary approach. Punctuate this graphic style with gold shoes and jewelry for a flawless after-dark look.
Stella McCartney - Barton printed silk-satin dress – £3,275Stella McCartney’s lustrous silk-satin dress is a fashion-forward party choice. An elaborately gathered back creates a sensational silhouette, while the swirling marbled print adds to the artistry of the striking design. This statement piece requires only the simplest styling – complement the bold pattern with color-bright boots, polishing off the look with a gleaming gold cuff.