27 June 2016
Stella McCartney is finally doing the inevitable, making menswear for actual men.
After decades spent on transforming the tenet’s of menswear for women, imbuing the traditional trouser suit with a sexy insouciance, the designer confirmed long-rumoured plans for a men’s line, to debut on November 10 in London alongside her women’s collection.
After graduating from Central Saint Martins, she trained with the tailor Edward Sexton from Savile Row.
“The desire to marry the Stella woman to a man has been inside me since the very beginning”, she said.
“I want to deliver to men what I do to women”, which by Stella McCartney’s standard means animal-free, effortless modern clothing.
This won’t be her first attempt at menswear though. She’s dabbled in it before, making bespoke pieces for Guy Ritchie, David Bowie, her father (Sir Paul McCartney), and most notably her husband Alasdhair Willis, who she dressed for the 2011 Met Gala.