Stella McCarthney’s elegant and relaxed collection.
“We spent a lot of time on eveningwear this season,” McCartney said backstage. “What you wear in the evening is important for women, because it’s so personal, and it’s so complicated to get it right. I like trousers for evening, especially when they have that width and attitude to them.”
McCartney – lifelong vegetarian and pioneer of cruelty free, non-leather shoes and handbags – had a surprise for the audience: glamorous, shiny, shaggy (and completely fake) fur coats.
“Modern fake fur looks so much like real fur, that the moment it leaves the atelier no one can tell it’s not the real thing. And I’ve struggled with that. But I’ve been speaking to younger women about it recently and they don’t even want real fur. So I feel like maybe things have moved on, and it’s time, and we can do fabrics which look like fur, if we take them somewhere else.”