Stella McCartney’s new collection uses fabrics from an English country house wardrobe cut into the sports-influenced silhouette of modern city dressing.
"The Stella woman," said the designer after her Paris fashion week show, "is all about balance. That’s what she’s always aiming for. So I thought about the elements I try to balance in my own life: countryside and city life, day and evening. This collection is about clothes that help you find that balance."
Two weeks after a cameo appearance at London fashion week, McCartney was back in her usual slot on the Paris schedule to present her main collection for autumn 2012. This time she had brought some of her home comforts with her, in a collection that drew fabrics from an English country house wardrobe, but had cut them into the sports-influenced silhouette of modern city dressing.