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Stella McCartney is unpredictable this fall

A timeless wardrobe for Fall2020

Vanessa Haber


Stella McCartney is unpredictable this fall

An eclectic collection of contrasts and contradictions; glamour in day, effortlessness in evening. The Stella McCartney woman this season is unapologetic, unpredictable and unafraid to be herself. A magnetic woman of the world who does everything with heart.

The palette is a foundation of classic neutrals; blues, camels, greys, blacks and whites are punctuated with rich tones of red gala and garnet, sherbet yellows and vibrant shades of bright orange, cerise and fuchsia pop. Indigo denim workwear is splashed with bright jade and acid yellow. Sparkling metallics in starry blue and bronze usher in after-hours elegance in eveningwear pieces.




'Sculptural Classicism' captures the timeless and traditional Stella wardrobe through an artistic lens. Distinctive sculptural coats with curved lines are closed with statement buttons, while dramatic fringing enhances the signature camel coat. Pinstripe tailoring has a utility look softened by an elevated shoulder roll. A khaki two-piece, inspired by a tailored military uniform, with an exaggerated wide leg culotte is introduced in a recycled Japanese polyester twill.

Modern graphics are introduced in high-contrast monochrome. A hand-painted wave print, in lightweight chiffon and crepe de chine dresses, is finished with an embroidered trim adding movement to tiered silhouettes. Body conscious gathering is highlighted with keyholes, outlined with snaking colour blocked glass beads and diamante crystals. High-contrast colours and abstract lines are defined on sunray pleats of alter-nappa and recycled nylon. A new recycled polyester lame is introduced across contemporary pleated eveningwear pieces.




Inspired by playful archival pieces inherited from Stella's mother, Linda, a tongue in cheek take on polka-dot; a graphic satsuma print decorates flowing crepe de chine layered separates. Styles are feminine and light, interrupted with slices of block colour and beaded fringe. A rich three-dimensional heart cloque in vibrant turquoise and crisp white layers of gathers create an effortless party dress vibe.

The new '5' logo jacquard is interpreted in bitter brown and oat for coating and apricot and camel for tailoring. Herringbone patterns are blown up on needle punched felt coats, decorated with an eclectic mix of buttons. The herringbone theme continues scribbled across KOBA®. KOBA® debuted during Spring/Summer 20 Paris Fashion Week. KOBA® is recycled, recyclable and made with plant-based fibers making it the most sustainable animal-free fur ever made.

A wardrobe of alter nappa in indigo blues, bordeaux and black transforms utility suiting and trenches enhanced with decorative perforations with a nod to our signature lace.

Knitwear is soft and voluminous. A gauzy blown-up tiger motif is bold and punky, whilst a soft cape with extended panels softens the new 'S' logo and graphic patterns of the season. Ribbed knitwear is sculptural with dramatic fringing.




For accessories, a classic structured bag inspired by a traditional 'doctors bag' is made in Alter-Vacchetta leather. Its artisanal inspired bi-colour braided handles add a flash of colour. The 'Froisse Bag' is introduced with a slouchy silhouette, defined by its distinctive texture in soft alter-nappa.

Three key styles are introduced for shoes. Inspired by a retro elegance and goth punk, the 'Cage' is an alter-nappa pointed-toe shoe which straps around the foot with attitude. The 'Emilie' takes on the classic Chelsea boot, loafer and apron shoe silhouettes, transforming them with a grunge inspired chunky gum sole. The 'Dancer' is based on the brands signature ballerina flat updated with a kitten heel and an elevated heel bead and diamante sandal.


Statement earrings come in the form of exaggerated heart shapes naively sculpted from sustainably sourced wood and oversized circular earrings in contrasting beads and wood.


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This season's menswear focuses on exploring the relationship between the Stella man and the Stella woman; a shared wardrobe between the two. Stella's 'S' jacquard enriches luxurious double-faced coats with sculptural silhouettes. Workwear is elevated in several forms, in particular across tailored utilitarian two-tone trousers. These combine organic Japanese cotton gabardine and recycled Japanese polyester twill with patches of smooth alter-nappa.


Continuing the brands commitment to eco-conscious fashion and a circular future, sustainable materials are used throughout the collection. Organic cotton, sustainable viscose, ZQ sustainable wool, recycled polyester, recycled nylon, regenerated cashmere and vegetarian leather continue to be widely used and for the first time COREVA® denim is introduced, the first biodegradable stretch denim created using plant-based yarns free from plastics and micro-plastics.