Stella McCartney moves to men’s wear. Finally, something dear old dad and Beatles’ legend can wear!
Stella has just confirmed her new line of men’s wear this week. After successfully styling the modern women in a slouched, androgynous blazer for over a decade, the designer is finally dressing the modern man.
On Thursday, the animal-friendly designer revealed the men’s wear line will debut alongside her women’s spring collection on November 10th in London. Fear not. Both men’s and women’s collection will follow Stella’s strict no-leather, no-shearling rule of the longtime animal conscious brand. Both collections will offer the consumer an array of ready-to-wear suit separates, outerwear and accessories!
Stella says the NYTimes, “The desire to marry the Stella woman to a man has been insides me since the very beginning.”
We’re saying is about time! With Stella’s experience training with Edward Sexton on London’s Savile Row, we’re surprised it took McCartney this long to showcase her men’s wear craft. That is until we looked back at Stella McCartney’s runway show for her women’s Fall/Winter 2016/2017 Collection at Paris Fashion Week.
Is the collection a precursor of her new men’s wear line? Or simply the androgynous aesthetic we all know and love…Or perhaps, both?
Minus the deep-v sequin slip from the androgynous equation and we’re still left with an oversized, grey blazer. A two-button closure and loose-fit create a look that falls in men’s wear/women’s wear limbo.
Again we see an oversize men’s wear piece revamped for a petite frame. The loose-fitting grey coat and wide-leg trousers drown the female figure in Stella’s signature gender-neutral look. And the shoe. We’re expecting to see a very similar pair in perhaps a size or two larger come this fall, as this style nods directly to a man’s traditional dress shoe.
A neutral-toned puffer coat masks and even more loose-fitting, felt button-down. Furthermore, the model’s pixie cut and natural makeup palette allow this ensemble to toe the androgynous line between male and female styles.
We’re ending this note on a male staple. The tuxedo. Stella’s black tie affair ensemble plays with the traditional tux, as fringe replaces the satin edges of the male-inspired suit. The fringe brings a touch of femininity to the otherwise oversized masculine style, but we’re talking just a touch.
Will Stella’s new men’s wear collection fall in line with the designer’s women’s wear of the past? Or will the McCartney men perhaps introduce us to a whole other side of Stella fashion?
We will see as both men and women hit the runway this November.