For Fall 2021, Stella McCartney is going to be expecting – and hoping for – a “fresh start.”
In a meaningful conference with global papers, the designer talked about working on this collection amidst a harsh winter and another wave of locksmiths in the UK, which concluded: “There was light and there will be light at the end of the tunnel. “That hope is the force behind the Fall 2021 line full of color, full of text that will make you go out and dance (when it’s safe, of course).
The first thing to notice, McCartney noted, is that the “color is very bold, very rich” – but even though spring was “calm, sweet and inspiring in appearance,” it is the autumn color palette represents almost a “fighting spirit.”
“It’s a very powerful gathering, because I’ve been feeling it and my whole team and a lot of loved ones wanted to feel like we could escape. To the world of fashion, “McCartney said.
Other seasons, the designer continued, she may have highlighted the sustainability improvements the company made when talking about the collection, or she may have used her fashion week slot to draw attention to more issues. greater. That is not to say that there is no place here. (As always, the collection reached editorial boxes with an “Sustainable Solutions” factsheet, outlining the materials he used this season and how to play into promises. the brand ‘s larger environment.) Instead, McCartney just wanted to remind everyone. of the transformative, escapist abilities of fashion – how the imaginative imagination can design inspiration and elevation, how it makes us feel something.
Continuing with the brand’s Manifesto A to Z, the Fall 2021 collection focuses on D, for “Desire”: body dresses, open shoulders and sharp cuts on tops, knots and pants. Then, colored sequins (without PVC, of course) are assembled in psychedelic patterns, embellishing textures and fabrics (think lurex with knitwear), glossy platform heels (again, without PVC) and stunning flared pants and sleeves at the bottom of a bell – which, all together, evoke “eccentricity” and “extravagance,” embodying inexperienced glamor.
“It’s not that I’ve been in a club for a long time, but I miss going into the basement and just listening to music and dance that’s really, really loud and sweating and getting confused and feeling that way again, “McCartney explained.” For this collection, I closed my eyes and carried myself into that space. “
“When we go out on the streets,” she said, “we’re all going to be happy to be noticed.”
While Stella McCartney was “already a comfort brand” before last year, it is still an idea for Fall 2021, which will hopefully come at a time when people are emerging from an extra year of no dress up. “That’s been something I, at a basic level, talk about a little bit more – maybe less than you see on the runway, but more behind the scenes,” she said. note how you might notice more stretch and flexibility in some looks and clothes when you put them on, or how there are more pants across the board.
Reflecting on the past year and how it has influenced the line thematically or “philosophically,” McCartney spoke of how, now, there are fewer rules – no there should be rules. You should be able to be more powerful in your choices. “
What we are seeing from the brand for Fall 2021 is clothing that is “there to be worn, but they are there for their attention,” said the designer. “At times, we’ve been really about how easy it is – this season, I wanted to have that, but I wanted to have a level of confidence. There’s a non-papal side to the season because of that. “
See every single scene in Stella McCartney’s Fall 2021 collection in the gallery, below.
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