Mood board: Despite the grand, gilded interiors of the glorious Paris opera house where she always shows, the mood at Stella McCartney always manages to be a rap-blasting downtown-fuelled scenario. This season McCartney played with razor sharp pleats, ribbons that created stencil effects and stiffened dark denim, all of which she cut with uneven hems and a speedy-sort of hand.
Best in show: The highlight of this show occurred at the very beginning when McCartney played with graphic tartans, plaids and stripes in punchy primary colours mixed with white. But rather than classic boyish silhouettes, she cut these bold patterns into cool polo-necked knit tops and clinging skirts or 3/4 length dresses that grazed every inch of the models’ curves.
Finishing touches: Not touching leather seems to have no creative concession for this vegan designer. Her best shoes this season were cherry tinted sustainable wood clogs and new-age Tevas-like sandals that had gleaming white soles and beige bodies.