Stella McCartney’s Pre-fall Collection 2016
For her pre-fall collection, Stella McCartney moved her show from New York to the star-studded parish of Los Angeles. Her pre-fall show, held at Amoeba Music in Hollywood, paid tribute to the local music culture. Stella McCartney, who has always been inspired by music more than fashion, assimilated fashion and music together by working with Amoeba records, the only independent record label left in Los Angeles, to launch her pre-fall collection.
During the fashion show, the crowd was entertained with surprise music performances by Dhani Harrison, Beach Boy, Brian Wilson, Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson, just to name a few of the artistes who performed at the show.
Her star-studded list of attendees to her pre-fall show was endless due to her extended network of friends from Hollywood and Stella’s high profile. The list included Gwyneth Paltrow, Johnny Depp, Leonardo Dicaprio, Orlando Bloom, Ringo Starr, Katy Perry, Kate Hudson, Kate Upton and many more.
A lifelong vegetarian and a leading advocate of cruelty free, non-leather shoes and handbags, McCartney’s pre-fall collection was boldly expressed in textures of jacquards, embroidery and “fur free fur”. A group of animal-pattern coats in McCartney’s “fur free fur” caught the attention of many at the show.
For her pre-fall line-up, McCartney created a sharp black pantsuit, striking new versions of cable-knit sweaters, soft feminine dresses decorated with fanciful circles and characteristic diagonal stripes, not to mention that McCartney had used innovative pattern cutting techniques which nip the waists, rounding off at the shoulders while shirring pleats and spirals of architectural zips, cleverly adding orginative hardware edge to the pieces.