Stella McCartney’s menswear debut is a juxtaposing combination of Savile Row traditions and British Oddities, and sporty silhouettes with contrasting usage of distinctive English heritage fabrics. Slim and sculptured styles are paired with relaxed outerwear for a slightly undone and youthful effect, whilst the boundaries between function and fashion are blurred with a signature effortlessness in formalwear and sportswear.
The brand has always stayed true to their ethos of extensive use of sustainable materials, and it is no different for the menswear collection. Parkas and recycled nylon puffas are oversized in shades of khaki and black with orange linings, whereas soft textured knits of regenerated cashmere and mohair are layered in taupe, moss and toffee tones.
Traditional tailoring comes with a slick and modern twist, alongside practical and playful outerwear emphasises on texture and proportion. Speedway bomber and baseball jackets are decorated with welcoming slogans and a tiger print patterns, paired harmoniously with high-waisted slim fit trousers with biker velcro and buckle intricacies at the waist. Whereas classic tartan patterns are softened in blues and greys with a fuzzy oversized coat, and easy knit in cables, blown up argyles and graphic intarsias form a cosy homespun feel.
Besides that, tactile bouclé knitted cardigans come in bold jewel colours of turquoise, lavender and lemon, against the signature playful features of graphic logos such as ‘No Smile No Service’ and ‘Tomorrow’ for a welcoming optimistic mood.
On the accessories front, Stella’s signature masculine Luis shoe anchors the collection in eco alter nappa black, chalk, cherry or animal jacquard prints with single buckles, monk straps and laces – a nonchalance approach that goes well with vintage inspired eco alter nappa briefcases, bowling and tote bags in honey, Indian red or khaki. Complementing the collection in a casual ease are the sneakers in traditional styles with modern graphics, and functional rucksacks and weekender bags in dark khaki and black.