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Stella McCartney knows how to blend the masculine and feminine perfectly, and with help from fellow Stella, Frank Stella, this fall/winter 2022 collection does just that. 

Stella McCartney has made a name for herself, although her name may seem more familiar than most designers, as her father is the great and talented Sir Paul McCartney. The name she has made for herself is one that many take pride in, and for Stella, her brand and her name are one of the most creative and collective of this generation

In this 2022 ready-to-wear collection, Stella and Stella collaborated to join creative forces and created fashion pieces that spoke to both the masculine and feminine sides of fashion and blend them perfectly. 

McCartney wanted to work with Stella for quite some time and said, “I love his minimalism and maximalism. It’s such a parallel to our brand: the very simple masculine side with the more explosive side. When you look at Frank’s work, it really tracks that quite well.”

Look 9:

model on runway

Vogue

Stella and Stella take the classic suit and make it modern. This burnt orange suit with diagonal pinstripes is a great representation of art meeting fashion. The oversized suit has the features of structured shoulders and low button stance that replicated femininity, but the oversized jacket and workwear jean details in the trouser add the masculine features. 

Look 22:

model on runway

Vogue

Stella and Stella are really playing with the masculine/feminine idea of ready-to-wear meets workwear. This black denim jumpsuit is very masculine with the pockets that are used for blue-collar workwear, but the structured shoulder and cinched waist allow it to be feminine and universal for all. 

Look 24:

model on runway

Vogue

Stella and Stella are bridging gaps and creating looks that have no boundaries or guidelines. In this top and trouser look, they are using that masculine/industrial jean material once again, but this time the flare in the shoulders and the chest are perfectly feminine, especially in the silhouette and the neckline. 

McCartney has said that many of the colours in this collection are actually made from wine grape, even the skins of the grapes have been manufactured into leather, and have created some of the most beautiful leather pieces, which keeps her brand true to its ‘sustainable’ efforts. 

Article published by HOLR Magazine