Stella McCartney, is a name which needs no introduction, often referred to as Rock Royalty. Her Father Sir Paul is not only responsible for writing and producing some of the best known and loved songs of the last 50 years, but was a member of THE most iconic bands ever. Stella’s client list reads like an A-Z of A-listers since it’s launch in 2001. Since then she had developed a signature silhouette which re-mixes evening wear, sportswear-inspired clothes and sharp tailoring. Thus far this this has been restricted to womenswear, so far. For Spring 2017, McCartney debuts her first-ever Menswear Collection, aptly, the launch was held at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London.
Strangely it’s taken her so long to launch this side to her clothing empire as while a student at Central Saint Martins Fashion college she studied under Savile Row stalwart Mr Edward Sexton. He himself shared a very musical based background having dressed many of the stars of his day and in fact his first store with fellow Tailoring Master Tommy Nutter was financed by another singing Scouse legend Cilla Black and her husband Bobby Willis.
For this collection, which of course was leather and fur free, she was inspired by leading British Subcultures and of course the style of her Father to produced a range that despite being seeped in retro nostalgia was contemporary in its approach and fusion of formal and streetwear.
“I’ve long desired to marry the Stella woman to a man and now the time just feels so right.” – Stella McCartney.