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Stella McCartney Uses Skin-Free-Skin at PFW

Stella McCartney Introduces Skin-Free-Skin

Stella McCartney’s Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection played around with garment size and structure, contrasting oversized, billowing tops with more tapered skirts and pants. McCartney explained her inspiration for the collection writing in the show’s program, “Exploring classic tailoring and signature silhouettes…A joyful exploration of British style.”

The designer also featured “Skin-Free-Skin,” which means she used faux  animal skin that looks exactly like the real thing. Skin-Free-Skin is becoming popular among designers and brands.

photo from WWD

photo from WWD

photo from WWD

photo from WWD

These are a few examples of the baggy silhouettes McCartney displayed on her runway. The first is a gray denim shirt with a billowing hot pink pair of pants. The second ensemble features the same pants with a slouchy green sweater. The designer’s decision to create such oversized clothing was an interesting one, because we are used to skin-tight clothing as the norm on fashion runways.

photo from WWD

photo from WWD

This red one-shouldered look overpowered the model and seemed to fit like a parachute, showing off only the model’s arms . The ruffled neckline added a delicate touch.

photo from WWD

photo from WWD

Ruffles seemed to be a constant on the Stella McCartney runway with this all black ensemble. The designer abandoned her baggy silhouettes for  a tighter, more constructed fit.

photo from WWD

photo from WWD

photo from WWD

photo from WWD

Faux skin never looked so good. Those stunning tan leather pants are not only nice to look at, but are nice to animals as well. The designer has made purchasing leather a guilt-free experience and hopes others will do the same. She also noted that faux leather isn’t a copy of a “real thing” it is a real thing in and of itself. The skin-free-skin is a material made of amazing quality and in McCartney’s opinion, shouldn’t be compared to anything else.

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