January 26, 2008 New York
Stella McCartney, whose aesthetic encompasses obsessions with things tailored and super-feminine, put away Spring's watercolor florals and pastel palette to focus on more subdued, menswear-inflected inspirations. Dashes of purple and green enlivened banker's gray, as did prints and metallicsbut the overall mood was tough rather than romantic. Not that there weren't lighter moments; these took the form of tiered and textured slip-style dresses, and a lustrous Grecian drape just right for gala evenings in London.
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