Friday, February 29, 2008

paris - stella mccartney - fall/winter 2008

if there is one thing that stella mccartney is known for it is designing extremely covetable clothes for young women who are able to combine their passion for fashion without sacrificing their environmental responsibility. a staunch supporter of animal rights and the environment, mccartney is in a minority in a world where animal skins, and fair trade are the last thing on anyone's mind. yet despite all this, mccartney has seen her business grow since starting her own company after a successful stint as creative director at chloe. perhaps a vital lesson she learned at chloe is how to design clothes that is saccharine in its prettiness, but also make them extremely easy to wear and injected with a youthful, nonchanlant spirit. dresses abound in her collections, this time it came in two silhouettes. either loose and billowy with hemlines that ranged from mini to ankle, or extremely fitted that barely grazed the thigh. if there was anything missing from this collection are the pants that she's become known for. she was one of the first to introduce the now ubiquitous slouchy menswear inspired full pants. and for a season when it might be too cold to wear light, pretty dresses, some leg cover up would've been good. she did however show some strong sweater dressing and jackets made of felt in strong shapes that she proposed as an alternative to fur stating once again that you can still look good without disregarding the planet we all live in. and that is and will always be her strongest message.


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