The recent snowy cold snap greatly intensified my desire for a tropical getaway. The image of palm trees, blue lagoons and waves in a warm tropical climate seems like a world away. That is until you turn your attention to the SS12-Pre collection from Stella McCartney. The tropical imagery is a standout theme in the Hawaiian-inspired collection, and manages to impart a totally chic and effortless spin on the traditional Hawaiian attire as we know it. From Hawaiian-print tunic tops and t-shirts to dresses, trousers, jumpsuits and silk scarves, there is no shortage of pieces to incorporate into your wardrobe or to wear completely from head to toe. Continuing the holiday theme, tops, skirts, shorts and boxy capes in a ‘deckchair stripe’ print also stand out.
The classic tailoring and contemporary femininity that defines any Stella McCartney collection and that which is a firm personal favourite of mine, also has a prominent position in the collection. Classic favourites such as beautifully-cut blazers in wool-twill and cotton seersucker fabrics, cropped cigarette pants, men’s shirts and sheer blouses all make a chic and elegant appearance.
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