Having followed Stella for a few years, it’s clear to see that her style refined and professional, something that is prominent in her 2017 collections. This collection however stands out to me for the bold silhouettes and contrasts as well as the use of space and styling.
My first chosen look is a Zandra printed silk crepe de chine shorts with printed silk crepe de chine blouse; the fluidity and shape of this look inspires me. The next look, ‘Erika’, is a dress cut from two different types of floral lace in a billowy, tiered shape. The floor-sweeping style is trimmed with ruffles and lined in blush silk which tempers the sheer finish. It brings across a very bohemian bridal vibe.
The next look is cut from ivory cotton-blend floral-lace and appliquéd with polka-dots, it has a pleated overlay that creates a graceful cape back and falls to a tiered hem; This look is very sweet to me, strikes me as a very feminine look. The next look is a demin dress that is smocked through the bodice and waist to cleverly elongate your frame. It flares out from the thigh into an elegant A-line shape and has ruffles along the neckline, this is a very flattering dress and a noted example of Stella’s humble approach to designing.
This next look is a dress cut from airy cotton-blend woven with white, sky-blue and peach stripes. Framed with a ruffled neckline and cuffs. This dress is a summer aesthetic dream piece, with such subtle, pastel tones; it’s a definite point of interest. The next look is styled admirably; The printed faille bomber jacket paired with a panelled gold pleated silk-chiffon skirt stand out to me as a very strong look. The following look is cut from navy lace, this maxi dress has four ruffled tiers that sway as you walk and nips in flatteringly at the waist; a very alluring look.
The silhouette on this next look is something I would love to incorporate, the long cream lace maxi skirt with a peach ruffled and gathered cami sit well together as a neutral but striking match. The next look captured my interest immediately, it’s a green lace-panelled printed silk-blend georgette gown. It strikes me as being very alluring, I really love the silhouette as well as the layering and neck line. In summation, Stella proves once again that she can deliver a relaxed feminine aesthetic gracefully and eloquently.