Bringing together strength and softness, celebrating the bold and the feminine, Summer 2019 encapsulates the laid-back attitude of the quintessential Stella McCartney woman.
A spectrum of washed-out neons and dirty pastels—from bleached fluro lemonade to spearmint—feel classically Stella, eased with splashes of light khaki, nude and dream blue. These refreshing, highly-charged hues herald summer.
Swim-inspired jumpsuits in second-skin neoprene cover the body with wallpaper florals. Their silhouettes feel at once athletic and polished. Boyfriend blazers in lightweight linen and sustainable viscose are thrown over vivid organic cotton tie-dye T-shirts, offering a new perspective on summer tailoring. Knitted lace becomes commanding in orange and bright teal.
Organic denim becomes a statement as a jumpsuit and wide-legged trousers are finished with graphic ocean blue tie-dye. Knitwear is relaxed and undone, as chunky melanges, sliced openings and raw seams drape effortlessly. This natural ease continues through handworked yarns, oversized buttons and embroidered twill inserts.
Masculine meets feminine as cargoes and flight suits are borrowed from the boys. A football shirt in a soft, fine-gauge knit falls loosely, a structured shirt is constrained to emphasise the body and a shell suit is presented in pale blue ECONYL® recycled nylon.
Weightless dresses with soft pleats and short hemlines feel ethereal and effortlessly sexy, while slip dresses are enhanced with customisable extensions. A glittering lurex dress in sustainable viscose is modernised with elasticated shirring and flowing sleeves.
Shoes complement the ready-to-wear palette, presented in soft pastels and nudes. Ballet flats are reinterpreted with unstructured fabrics, pull-tie ruching and chiselled toes. T-bar sandals are barely there and wavy waxed-cord flats further reflect the details of the clothing. The signature Eclypse sneaker is reinvented in bleached fluro orange.
For men, the palette, tie-dye effect and strong tailoring continue throughout, with a subtle difference in attitude. Trousers and drawstring shorts are covered in all-over florals, while jackets and trenches get the summer treatment in airy technical cotton twill.
Bags continue the relaxed mood in canvas and slouchy Eco Alter-Nappa. The Stella monogram cluster bags are made for every eventuality in both mini and maxi sizes and drawstring museum totes are elevated with saddle-stitch straps. On jewellery, music notes, a heart, a star and a cannabis leaf make for playful charms. Turbo-wrap sunglasses are amped-up in sporty colours.