Stella McCartney, the daughter of the legendary Beatles’ Paul McCartney launched her fashion house in the year 2001. Her collections include fragrances, ready to wear for women, lingerie, accessories, eyewear, and organic skin care. Stella McCartney introduced her first lingerie collection in 2008. Stella McCartney’s fashion house believes in not using leather and fur in their collections. Her first two collections spoke volumes and this year’s collection has her critics convinced with her understated, youthful, fresh and alluring lingerie range.
The Spring/Summer collection of the new year revisits the good old vintage look of the ’40s when the use of nudes was in vogue. This combined with the silhouette range, specially developed gold embroidery and the gold retro look hardware makes this collection really special. Bras, briefs, chemises, camisoles, and figure shaping body suits in enchanting fabrics such as tulle, mesh, silk et al will take your breath away with their exquisite and authentic vintage designs. Colours like pale as well as dusty pink, lavender paired with ink blue and gray give a demure feel to the collection. Floral and graphic prints are also thrown in bringing out the racy side of Stella McCartney’s 2010 lingerie range.
The current collections have bright and bubbly names which go on to prove that Stella McCartney’s lingerie is an absolute delight. These names are nothing but stories of girls in cheeky situations. Each name has an equally enticing lingerie set that lends curiosity to the collection Elodie Hoping is a lavender levers lace and fishnet contour and plunge underwire bra with a silk edging with a matching fishnet bikini brief and thong with lace inset and frill tulle trim. Similarly Billie Twirling is vintage inspired silk satin range using the right/wrong side of fabric to create a matt and shiny contrast. The French knicker and chemise feature scallop hem and pretty button detailing, giving an authentic vintage feel.
Gold hardware features on the contour and underwire bra. There are totally 15 names every one of them expertly designed to maintain the retro look. The lingerie collection comes in sets. Bras include the underwired, soft cups, half cups, full cups, and strapless styles, briefs include bikini brief, thong, and short, while camisoles and chemises with dainty frills, pretty bows, exotic trims and edging in a variety of fabrics like silk, silk satin, fishnet lace, tulle and chiffon beautifully contour a woman’s body. The detail work is delicate and precise to the last stitch and is emphasized with glossy finishes, gold hardware, and striking prints.
Stella McCartney’s collection is quite expensive, but with the amount of detailing and delicate fabrics that have been used, they are worth every penny. The lingerie range is now available at all Stella McCartney boutiques, and high-end department stores the world over including Saudi Arabia. Visit Centrina Mall in Riyadh or Stars Avenue Mall in Jeddah.