Stella McCartney continued with her exploration of
grown-up, couture-inspired silhouettes for Chloé,
without forgetting about the youthful, fun-loving
basics that are the label's bread and butter.
McCartney's forte is her ability to glam up casual street clothes. Her fitted jeans and corduroy trousers with zipper pockets, face-stenciled T-shirts and pearl-encrusted draped tops all had an air of insouciant cool to them; so did the faux furs with shaved bits that accommodated clusters of silver flowers. However, when McCartney turned to complicated floor-length skirts, boned coats and tie-up corsets, the show took a turn for the heavy-handed. Sea-grass embroidery growing on the side of trousers or completely claiming a dress or coat added a more dynamic air to the collection.