Stella McCartney Autumn Winter 2012

Stella McCartney‘s autumn winter 2012 runway opened with Natalia Vodianova who made an appearance in a gorgeous blue overcoat that set the tone for the entire show. We were in for a surprise from the very first look. The show itself took many twists and turns, as shows often do, but each and every piece was distinctly Stella McCartney. I believe that is the true test of vision when it comes to designers. Stella set her sights on a certain look for the new season and she showed us several different themes we could work to achieve it (other designers this season have tried to do the same only to find themselves confusing the hell out of those sitting in the audience). There were numerous highlights from bright blues on crisp white shirts to country tweeds updated with bright panels carving out hourglass shapes on models’ bodies. There was also unexpected beauty found in a cableknit sweater dress with accentuated hips. Only Stella could have made that one work… All in a wonderful show worthy of great praise.

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