Stella McCartney has never been shy to send social messages through her collections and since last season her show finale has featured models singing and dancing to upbeat music.

This season, the Stella girls showed off their moves dancing to George Michael’s hit Faith at the finale as they shouted “Faith! Love!” It’s a much-needed feel-good moment for both the raining Monday morning in Paris and the gloomy and volatile luxury market.

It’s not only the ambience that was uplifting. The looks were empowering, utilitarian and tomboyish chic.

McCartney has gone for sexy yet effortless silhouettes this season with a reinterpretation of the pointed bra – sewn into tops, dresses and knits for structured overstitched cups.

For a more relaxed and laid-back silhouette, the designer opted for a line-up of head-to-toe soft jersey tailoring lush coats that are unmistakably Stella style rendered in Japanese wool, cotton and alter suede.

Equestrian-inspired tailoring was another main theme of the collection. Body-hugging show jackets and tailored dresses feature slightly elongated sleeves. The look featured structured shoulders and cinched waistlines. A horse print motif was seen on knit or silk crepe de chine.

McCartney turned the sporty chicness up a notch with oversized parkas and quilted nylon coats paired with cute plush bags. She also offered eveningwear options that were cool alternatives to the traditional floor-grazing gowns. Sheer tulleswith delicate lace were worn over a zesty lime knit dress.

Judging from the smiles of the models as they sang along to the classic hit, the Stella girls were comfortable in their own skin and that’s exactly what the collection is about – clothes for real women.

Five top looks from McCartney

The Equestrian-inspired jacket is versatile and timeless.

The cotton jumpsuit is a perfect alternative for power pantsuits at work.

Make a statement with this one-piece featuring structured shoulder details and delicate collage work.

Be the coolest party girl in this sheer tulle number with delicate lace.

Add an edgy plush bag to up your street cred.


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