January 08, 2013 New York
McCartney's approach to pre-fall: "to address every need of the modern woman's wardrobe." She clearly has a thing for coats, and if they come in brights like red and teal, and with exaggerated proportions, even better. She's also got a feeling for stripes. Wide horizontal bands of black and ivory decorated a silk duchesse dress. The success of her Fall 2012 collection has made pattern a no-brainer. This season, she went with feather jacquards.
Her new sustainable optical collection made its debut, but "the real news," according to McCartney, was the eveningwear. "Evening is hard," she said. "It can make you look older, too young—it's very delicate." Her solution: quite strict, classic long-sleeved columns modernized with color-blocking, and one very striking bustier jumpsuit in those graphic stripes.