Stella McCartney S/S 2017

Stella McCartney S/S 2017

Mood board: Stella McCartney knows how to dress her girl in insouciant, confident outfits that are sporty, yet thanks to their sculpted shoulders and body-conscious cuts are also sexy and feminine. Towards the end of the show, that girl turned ebullient, parading down the runway with playful slogans embroidered on lace and jersey.

Best in show: Loose-fitting trousers ruched and paneled on the inner leg or with the waist draped at asymmetric angles created a refreshing silhouette. A double-denim look, with off-centre buttoning and a billowy trouser leg struck an especially laid-back chord.

Finishing touches: The organic jute, cotton and linen fringed shawls unaffectedly thrown over shoulders had a luxurious feel. Feathery frayed detailing reoccurred as a circular pattern on a draped white dress with cape sleeves. 

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