Stella McCartney womens autumn 2019
Stella McCartney - fw 2019/20


This season explores the archetypal contrasts of the Stella McCartney woman by combining classic British heritage with the bold and larger-than-life

This season explores the archetypal contrasts of the Stella McCartney woman by combining classic British heritage with the bold and larger-than-life, exploring this dichotomy in a way that is very personal to Stella.

Through this lens we see masculine blended with feminine, graphic offset with classic and fluidity strengthened with boldness.

The palette is a balance of heritage, softness and vibrant modernity, as quintessentially Stella tones like grey melange, sand, pale rose and waterlily blue meet energised hues like camomile and vermillion.

Inspired by the iconic Beatles film ‘Yellow Submarine’, the ‘All Together Now’ collection is alive with psychedelic prints. A statement-making Fur-Free-Fur coat features a jacquard portrait of The Beatles theme is brought to life with ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ patchworked dancers on silk jacquard. Suiting reflects the marching band uniforms in the film, presented in bright purple and high-contrast monochromatic colourways.

Pieces inspired by Paul and Linda’s archive punctuate the collection, representing them as a couple in a way that is very personal to Stella. The country man is channelled through British tweeds and checks, while Linda is represented with bright and fluid pieces and patchworked sets. Crinoline is passed through the ends of layers so that they kick out, creating steps of pleated volume. Dramatic pleating continues across layered statement dresses, adding a sense of pageantry, and soft tulle pieces add romance.

A subtle play on polka dot on varying texture and fabric in silk or fil coupé is featured in flowing silhouettes. A cady dress and shirt dress are made effortless with exaggerated sleeves and layering, while volume is explored through our bell-sleeve dress with drawstring cuffs and details. Black utilitarian silhouettes are finished with bold gold hardware and cinched belts.

The knitwear builds up the richness of texture and adds elements of playfulness. Traditional Fair Isle ushers in more of the British countryside—including a bohemian cape that is a worked tapestry of pattern and texture. Fur-Free-Fur is reimagined as a panelled patchwork, while playfulness is injected with felted fringes and drawstrings that pull in slashed volume.
For accessories, new monogram silhouettes include a shoulder bag and backpack—some decorated with graphic motifs as a link to the ready-to-wear collection. Circle mini day bags are made from grey or red transparent non-PVC, metallics and more, feeling youthful and modern.
The defining shoe this season is the statement Stella creeper finished with polished hardware and visible seam details. Jodhpur rain boots reimagine utility with modern Stella attitude, as sculptural lines add new dimension. The innovative hiking sole and recycled neoprene in-sock add technical elements.

Jewellery is defined by hammered charm pendants in an eclectic clustered design. On necklaces, the pendant comes both oversized and more delicate, and the clustered effect is seen on earrings and rings.



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