Knits and vivid colour pleating at Stella McCartney SS16, where the silhouette was sporty and the feeling fresh. Bold checks and primary stripes were banded around the body on polo-tops and thigh-skimming skirts. McCartney wanted to create a “feeling of fearlessness” with transparency and length. A double skirt-dress in asymmetric pleating fell with a jaunty swing, one pulled high like a bandeau top over another in contrast acid offering splices of colour.
There were clever plays with proportion. Suiting jackets, cut long-line and double-breasted, fell mid-thigh and were paired with trousers with a kick-flare cuff. Everything was worn with a wooden clog or a simple open sandal, and a wicker bag in plaid. Nothing too dramatic, but modern, easy and elegant.