Stella McCartney's Pre-Fall Collection Is A Lesson In Modern Classicism

This season, Stella McCartney delivers yet another pre-fall collection that captures exactly how women want to dress. In real life.
The collection is an exercise in reworking classic wardrobe staples we all know and love. Think: boxy trench coats, cropped suit trousers, oversized graphic print jackets, and fringed mini dresses. Each look is completed with a pair of lace-up brogues that are as practical as they are fabulous. It's a classic Stella finishing touch.
At the launch party in NYC this week, the iconic British designer discussed the new range with WWD. McCartney was inspired by a family story of her older sister, Heather, who was entrenched in the '70s London punk scene, only to be whisked away by her parents for the English countryside. “I was thinking about the interruption for my sister and what that must have been like,” explained McCartney, and the result is a collection that takes "quite punky, black-and-white edgy stuff and soften[s] it.”
Standout styles from the 35-piece collection include intarsia prints by YBA artist Gary Hume (the artist also collaborated on the designer’s first runway collection), a denim oversized trench coat, and a full-skirted, polka-dot cocktail dress that is sure to get a red-carpet walkabout before the current awards season is through.
Click through to see the entire offering, and let us know in the comments section below the item or outfit you’d happily sell an arm and a leg for.

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