Stella McCartney Will Launch Menswear This Fall
Earlier this year, donbleek.com reported a rumor that we heard about London-based designer Stella McCartney launching a menswear collection for spring/summer 2017 in June (see it here).
We were bascially right, our date was just wrong.
Now we could confirm that Stella McCartney is in fact launching a menswear line. The designer announced today that she will present her debut menswear collection in London on November alongside her women’s resort 2017 collection (what McCartney calls “spring”), the one that used to be presented in May but that has now moved to the “see-now, buy now” schedule. It is slated to arrive in stores in early December.
“The desire to marry the Stella woman to a man has been inside me since the very beginning,” said McCartney via New York Times.
“My time on Savile Row” — she trained with the tailor Edward Sexton after graduating from Central St. Martins — “inspired so much of what I do, and it feels like the right moment to talk to men and give them what they deserve,” she said. “I want to deliver to men what I deliver to women.”
And what exactly is that?
“A wardrobe, a choice and effortless modern clothes,” she said.
“The men’s wear will be leather- and shearling-free, and, like her women’s wear, it will be a full collection, encompassing suits and separates, outerwear and accessories; eyewear is in the works,” according to the NYT.
“However, unlike her women’s wear, the men’s collection will not be associated with any particular season: The line, which will continue to be shown with Ms. McCartney’s pre-collections and not on the classic men’s wear schedule, will be called something like Collection One and Collection Two (it will be sold to wholesalers a few months before it is shown to the press and public). The theory is that men buy differently from women: They see something, and if they like it, they want to get it immediately. And they do not think in trends.”
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Source: New York Times