2007 October 4
Stella McCartney - Paris Fashion Week Spring 2008
(PARIS) Guests at the Stella McCartney show were greeted by a backdrop of an English garden--complete with ferns, brakes, and sedges--a theme that translated into the tailored paisley looks and bold floral prints on silk voile, seen to great effect on a loose peasant dress paired with wooden clogs. Flowing, layered, lightweight dresses in monochromatic shades, printed jumpsuits, and ruffled shirtdresses softened a masculine silhouette. For evening, colors were muted but layering was still abundant, in silk georgette fabrics and ivory and pale floral hues. Bucket bags, molded clutches, and glass bead accents on footwear contributed to the au natural, casual freshness of the collection, enjoyed by a musical crowd including father Paul, Kanye West, and Lily Allen.