Cuba was the INSPIRATION for Stella McCartney optimistic, lively and energetic collection. It came in stark contrast on the day New York grey sky, but not so much with the garden party threw to present them to the collection where the guests were around entertained with stilt walkers, a wide range of drinks and twirling around flowy to the Danzón in the most beautiful canary yellow and peach ankle grazing trapeze dresses models.
While many designers, to transport editors and buyers for their resort of this season, Stella McCartney, shows – Dior after Cannes, Palm Springs, Louis Vuitton and Chanel Korea and Gucci to New York (from Europe) – decided to exotic locales shows annually their pre collections in New York, succeeded to bring the feeling and taste of Cuba to Nolita for one night only. On Monday evening a garden turned into Elizabeth Street in a lively, Cuban-themed Fiesta, complete with street performers on stilts, rum cocktails and cigars on trays, Che models looked on as a live band playing salsa dancers at the disposal to the Groove set passed Guevara lookalikes Dominos.
Except for the clothes, which most likely in everyone’s wish list be, there were newly invented shirt dresses with sculptural tailoring – ideal for a summer in the city – as well as black and white shirt embroidered little dresses in fresh floral prints and ensembles with geometric cut-outs, which offer the perfect blend of modernity and femininity. It is a collection that every modern woman life, can be adjusted, whether exploring the Greek Islands or Jet setting fashion capitals of the world. -Victoria
Under the trees lined streamers, swirled models in colorful, voluminous dresses with ruffled hems – looks that have been made practical for a holiday in the Caribbean. Elsewhere, einsatzfähiger sees spring with wild flowers, were Broderie anglais and a wild horse to see print, ranging from airy, feminine dresses, more structured, men’s wear inspired separates. The accessories for the season were so alive as the party itself, with shoes jewelry slippers, jazzy motif and plexiglass ornaments, dancing with inspired a musical note which made for a fun, pop art effect.
McCartney’s festive oasis was only a few short blocks from our Office, but it felt accompanied by models with maracas as we, were treated to a mini summer vacation, shimmying and like Alexa Chung, Cara Delevingne, Liv Tyler, Miranda Kerr all taking advantage of the tropical bar and snow cone stand guests. Click through the gallery below for scenes from the presentation.
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