With two of the most famous musicians on earth as her mother and father, you would’ve thought that Stella McCartney would’ve chosen to follow in their footsteps. Instead she has made her own way in life, making a huge impact on the fashion world.
Starting at the age of thirteen when she made her first jacket, Stella McCartney had always had a passion for designing clothes and at the age of sixteen she was lucky enough to intern at the world renowned Christian Lacroix company, and there her destiny was set in stone. After graduating from Central St Martins, she went on to work as Creative Director at Chloé and in 2001 she set up her own fashion house under her own name.
Her style is described as ‘sharp tailoring, natural confidence and sexy femininity’ which has always shown through in all she does, from her ready-to-wear collections, her Adidas sports performance collection, accessories, eyewear and perfume. She has even created her own kids line and designed Team GB’s clothing for the 2012 Olympics.
In 2008 Stella debuted her first lingerie collection in collaboration with New Zealand lingerie company Bendon. It featured pieces made from silk, organic cotton and georgette silk chiffon and all in the signature Stella McCartney palette of antique pink, cream, blue and pearl grey and, as always, had a distinct sense of strong, sexy femininity. These elements continue to feature in her designs today and at Fox and Rose we have been lucky enough to add three of her latest collections to our Autumn/Winter range.
The Selma Dancing Collection
The Selma Dancing collection has been produced in a unusual colour of copen blue, a similar hue to pale cornflower blue. The stretch silk satin Chemise features panels of matching Leavers lace, creating a beautifully feminine slip that feels incredible next to the skin.
To compliment the chemise, the exceptionally detailed Contour Bra is quite something. It features gathered silk satin cups, appliquéd Leavers lace, delicately pleated straps and the Stella McCartney exclusive gold triangle strap ring.
The Ellie Leaping Collection
The Ellie Leaping Collection is a mixture of ivory heart print on pink silk crepe de chine, soft patterned mesh and matching French Leavers lace all brought together to create an exquisite range any girl could want. The collection consists of a matching Balconnet Bra and Bikini Brief both with beautiful pintuck detailing.
The Georgia Glowing Collection
The Georgia Glowing Collection combines Stella McCartney’s love of sharp clean lines, confident femininity and sports luxe with a mixture of black Leavers lace, matt stretch sports fabric, pattern mesh and silk trim. The Soft Cup Bra is a soft alternative to any underwire bra but still offers a decent amount of support. Match it with the Boyleg Brief for an unique everyday look.
Our favourite piece of the whole A/W range has to be the Georgia Glowing Bodysuit. Inspired by Stella McCartney’s Miracle Dress, which is cleverly cut to create the ultimate hourglass silhouette, the bodysuit’s panels are constructed in a way that also help to create an illusion of a sinuous shape. Wear it underneath your clothes as a comfortable, yet sensuous undergarment or in bed as the perfect nightwear.