This was the only show model Natalia Vodianova (below) agreed to walk this season
Miss Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney, Daughter of Sir Paul, is one of those designers that fashion turns to for that positive, fresh, cool vibe that is lost through weeks of grueling fashion shows. From this Central Saint Martin's grad, flamboyance is the key word. Color, vibe, beauty, and plenty of Beatle's energy always following. She is the designer woman turn to if they want to look fabulous, fun, and fresh while staying eco-friendly while doing so (Stella uses no fur nor leather in her collection). Although these clothes may not be cutting edge, it is kind of refreshing to see a designer not trying to make some incognito statement about politics or the current economic situation. If there is one thing fashion is good for, it is getting lost in the moment and remembering why you love clothes in the first place.
This collection, set to a colorful backdrop of Paris with bold words spelling out 'yes', was about bold beauty and nostalgia. Making woman feel happy again, which seems rather easy if they are wearing the tan shirt dresses, nude blazers, and bold frilly pleats that strutted with a smile down this Paris runway. The palette was easy and beachy, sandy neutrals, rich blues, and latin corals . The models strutted out rather light on accessories except for crepe sandals on their feet, making the show seem effortless. Front row socialistas and cold editors broke a rare smile when the finale of bold prints, seemed ruffles and impossibly easy frocks cascaded down the runway worn by energetic and beautiful models smiling and glowing with excitement. This show was one that practically paved out what confident women everywhere will be wearing next summer. This one reminded us why it is her that keeps us smiling, and humming to the Beatles' classics, season after season. Women everywhere will once again be saying, 'yes.'
(All photos courtesy of Style.com)