Stella McCartney’s stock-in-trade is offering up pieces that strike the right balance between being effortless to wear, but actually additive to one’s wardrobe. There’s often a tomboyish influence that makes her women’s line always seem just a bit cooler than the rest on the fashion block. It wasn’t a total surprise that she announced this summer that she was working on a menswear collection.
The first sneak peek of McCartney’s new line was seen at the Spring/Summer 2017 fashion show in Paris last month, when her husband Alasdhair Willis wore a four-button double-breasted jacket and matching trousers. The first impression conveyed the mood of her menswear: streamlined, uncomplicated, and just the kind of pieces a dashing guy could easily wear. Just like her women collection, the menswear is committed to being entirely fur-free and leather-free, sticking to her vegan concept.
The first collection takes inspiration from sub cultures and nature, adapted in the prints and motifs. Utility details like zip cargo pockets find their way into pieces from pants to raincoats. The collection is full of loose shapes and gossamer fabrics.
The pre-order is available online and the collection will be in stores starting off in January 2017.
by Charlotte Bree