It seems like Stella McCartney is not going to halt her engines anytime soon. From her ‘POP’ fragrance launched earlier this year to her ongoing collaboration with Adidas (and not to forget her ‘Team GB’ kits for the British athletes at Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August, which, by the way, are actually available for sale), 2016 is truly a great year for McCartney as she hits another milestone with the debut of her menswear collection at Spring 2017.
A Central Saint Martins alumni, the 45-year old British fashion designer was always fascinated with fashion design since young. Her first design, a jacket, was sketched and constructed at a mere age thirteen.
A vegetarian and a PETA supporter, McCartney refrains from using any real leather or fur (they’re guaranteed to be 100% faux). Some of her designs, in fact, include short excerpts as to why she choses to abstain from animal cruelty in her collections.
The debut for her debut collection for menswear was situated across Abbey Road Studios, drawing resemblance to the title of the eleventh studio album by The Beatles (a reference to her father, Paul McCartney). Iconic pieces like ‘Members and Non Members Only’ slogan t-shirts, scarves and sweatshirts that were seen at her show, is something we predict will sell out when it hits the stores.
From slouchy striped pants to an oversized diamond intarsia knitwear, her collection exudes a touch of 70s free spirit with a Brit streetwear twist. An apparent location that was chosen in contrast to her dad, she mentioned to Vogue that there were “bit and pieces” of influence from her father, one being the swallow-embroidered blue shirt that was owned by her mum, but worn by him.
For fans of Stella’s work, her collection is available for pre-order on stellamccartney.com