- Title: Stella McCartney inspired by her dad for debut mens' line
- Date: 10th November 2016
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (NOVEMBER 10, 2016) (REUTERS) **** WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY **** VARIOUS OF FASHION DESIGNER STELLA MCCARTNEY AND HUSBAND ALASDHAIR WILLIS ARRIVING AT ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS STELLA POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS (SOUNDBITE) (English) FASHION DESIGNER, STELLA MCCARTNEY, SAYING: "It just felt like the right time, it felt like the womenswear was really in the perfect place to then have her man in her life and just to offer that wardrobe to men." STELLA MCCARTNEY AND HUSBAND ALASDHAIR WILLIS POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS STELLA MCCARTNEY (SOUNDBITE) (English) FASHION DESIGNER, STELLA MCCARTNEY, SAYING (on her dad Paul McCartney): "Definitely. There's a lot of inspiration of him in the collection so yeah he better be wearing it." VARIOUS OF MCCARTNEY AND ACTOR ORLANDO BLOOM POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS BLOOM POSING ON HIS OWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS (SOUNDBITE) (English) FASHION DESIGNER, STELLA MCCARTNEY, SAYING: "A lot of British music actually this season and really sort of looking at the different moments of music that have come out of this country, out of this studio that have just been mind-blowing and have had such a global effect." STELLA POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHER AND BEING SURPRISED BY ACTOR ORLANDO BLOOM (SOUNDBITE) (English) FASHION DESIGNER, STELLA MCCARTNEY, SAYING: "You know, I don't know. We don't have any kind of restrictions like that you know to have a show here at Abbey Road studios and it's not very conventional and you know we were showing the two together tonight but who knows what we'll do in the future." VARIOUS OF ACTRESS ANNABELLE WALLIS POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS BRITISH TV PRESENTER CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS BRITISH DESIGNER AND ACTRESS SADIE FROST POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS BRITISH RAPPER PROFESSOR GREEN POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS (SOUNDBITE) (English) RAPPER, PROFESSOR GREEN, SAYING: "The new stuff is amazing, She was actually, she kindly asked me to this shoot for The Wall Street Journal which David Bailey shot so I got to wear the new clothes before anyone saw them and got to be shot by David Bailey and ended up in the Wall Street Journal which all a bit ...So thank you Stella." MARY MCCARTNEY POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS SINGER SHARLEEN SPITERI POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS (SOUNDBITE) (English) SINGER, SHARLEEN SPITERI, SAYING: "We're not bad are we? We're not bad at all. Erm yeah well it's always such a British thing to see fashion and music go hand in hand and the arts in general so and erm yeah you know that's what Stella is great at. She's great at, obviously her pedigree from the music is, it doesn't get much better. So from that joined with the fashion, joined with the art that she has a great love of so it's fantastic." MODEL LAURA BAILEY POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS ACTRESS ANNA FRIEL POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS SINGER-SONGWRITER NENEH CHERRY POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
- Embargoed: 25th November 2016 22:35
- Keywords: Stella McCartney Fashion designer Abbey Road Beatles clothes
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Fashion
- Reuters ID: LVA00157V6E6L
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Fashion designer Stella McCartney turned to British music and her own father, former Beatle Paul McCartney, for her first menswear collection unveiling both relaxed as well as tailored looks for the male wardrobe.
A host of McCartney's family and famous friends turned out to support her including, Orlando Bloom, Laura Bailey, Sharleen Spiteri, Neneh Cherry, Anna Friel and Professor Green who said the new collection was "amazing".
The British designer showcased the line alongside her women's spring 2017 resort collection at a star-studded event at London's Abbey Road music studios, where her father once recorded hit songs with the Fab Four.
In one of the studio's large rooms, male models wearing striped pyjama-like shirt and shorts or drawstring trouser combinations as well as black or blue suits lounged about makeshift living room settings, chatting and dancing to music. Old records were scattered around them.
One model wore a colourful striped jumper with fringes while another donned a thick yellow scarf with the word "Members" emblazoned down it, part of the several slogans such as "Nice one" and "Members And Non-Members Only" printed on McCartney's designs.
"It just felt like the right time, it felt like the womenswear was really in the perfect place to then have her man in her life and just to offer that wardrobe to men," McCartney told Reuters about launching the menswear line.
For outerwear, there was a mix of big-pocketed jackets, trenchcoats, raincoats as well as bomber jackets. The designs, in a colour palette including khaki, taupe, ink and racing green, also featured playful flower embroideries.
Models, who also played at installed pinball machines, wore colourful socks, at times teamed with sandals. Accessories included sneakers and travel bags.
Asked if her famous father would wear the new line, McCartney said: "Yeah definitely, there's a lot of inspiration obviously in him in the collection so…he better be wearing it."
"(Other inspiration included) A lot of British music actually this season, really looking at the different moments of music that have come out of this country, out of this studio that have just been mind-blowing, had such a global effect."
In a separate room, female models, posing and dancing alongside guitars or recording studio equipment, wore lace blouses and cotton shirts with tiered skirts for the resort line, which is produced in between the two main seasonal collections.
McCartney, known for her sharp tailoring and for mixing luxury and sporty looks, also presented light polka-dot and printed pleated dresses and loose trousers.
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