Monday, April 9, 2012

That Stella Dress.

I just saw these beautiful images shot by Craig McDean and styled by Karl Templer for Interview magazine. Featuring the Stella McCartney collection that went viral like this Céline look and this Miu Miu dress. 

It's funny how sometimes a particular garment will seize the collective fashion imagination. Such a moment doesn't necessarily translate into hundreds of high street imitations, but it certainly translates into consecutive glossy covers, and the repeated publication of images of famous models and celebrities (Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalia Vodianova etc.) wearing it all over town. This Stella collection was one such example. There's something sort of 'scuba' about her lines, something aquatic about the look: the stylised bubbles of the print, like the slipstream that runs off underwater limbs; the attention the cut focuses on the shoulders, the immediate giveaway of a swimmer's physique; the sleekness of the cuts, as trim and meet as Lycra on the body. It was a cool collection. Any more cool or driven than the collections it was shown against in the SS12 season remains to be seen but for now it's at least the most memorable.

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