Stella McCartney AW13 PFW 1

As we’ve already discovered, tailoring is going to be a key trend come September, and Stella McCartney‘s not about to be beaten at her own game. Evident as ever were the British designer’s Savile Row roots, but this season she took the androgynous look¬†that little bit further.

Dominated by strong menswear silhouettes, typical men’s suiting material was worked across tailoring, where lapels were folded across the body in a way that suggested it might actually be your boyfriend’s jacket. But it was all about playing with shapes, with uneven hems and drowning proportions removing the sexiness and seductiveness we usually find in Stella’s designs. There were hints of it, though, in the A-line dresses and loosely pleated circle skirts that we saw last season.

The masculine idea continued through the rest of the collection with oversized jackets and coats, the best of which being a white and red tartan knee length blazer worn by Edie Campbell.

Sweatshirts and dresses in the fine gauge knit usually used in sportswear were interspersed with delicate lace, while printed satin made up slouchy, causal pyjama suits with soft peplums. A closer look at the clutch bags revealed a wood and marble effect bottom – especially covetable, we might add – while the shoes were super chunky, with rubber soled boots and loafers continuing the androgynous feel.

But the highlights definitely came with the plum coloured jumpsuit and bandeau dresses, with sheer edged panels attached to ruched elastic across the chest and waist, giving us the refined, sophisticated dressing we’ve come to expect from the designer.

See the full collection in our gallery below:

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