Bounce, movement and fluidity – that's what Stella McCartney had in mind as she sent her happy-go-lucky girls with a hint of crimp in the hair and soft knotted sandals down the runway in the opulent Palais Garnier. We got a complete summer wardrobe that had its own twists and turns – toughened up nautical trousers, buckled and top stitched workwear, checked shirts made out of washed silk, denim treated with appliqué threadwork as well as ribbed knits made to look like denim. It ended with a series of crazed mixed-print jigsaw puzzle organza dresses, perfect for hot summer nights.
McCartney always goes for an energetic soundtrack to wake up the hungover peeps on a Monday morning – this time, she included "Imprint" by Must Die! feat. Tkay Maidza, "Bugatti" by Tiga and the eponymous track by Kero Kero Bonito. The models strode down the runway in time to words like "Infinity", "Fresh" and "Action".
Stand out pieces:
Once McCartney had worked out the minimal, functional and go-getting basics of daytime, hand embroidered organza dresses came out to play with floral and koi carp formations pieced together with intricate detail. It was the print clash to counterbalance the subdued colours of the start of the show.