Stella McCartney is venturing into menswear with a collection that nods to British musical history, 15 years after she launched her women’s fashion line, currently sold in 77 countries at 852 locations.
Having always had a taste for men’s styling since she was young, thanks in part to her parents Paul and Linda McCartney. “I was obsessed with tailoring because I had grown up with my dad’s Beatles suits and wardrobe.”
Her first full ready-to-wear men’s line, to be unveiled next month and 50 percent organic and sustainable, includes accessories like bags, shoes, hats and sunglasses. With this new collection, which she described as a journey through inspirations that have been in her life, McCartney delivers a casual, sexy romp through the chronology of British music subcultures. From Teddy Boy suits to multiple references to Britpop, to light blue collarless cotton tunics, the new line reveals personal homages to her father Paul and Britain at large.
To be more precise, McCartney has made custom men’s pieces before, namely shoes for Morrissey and a suit for David Bowie. The new men’s line will be incorporated into the women’s resort presentation in London on November 10 and available to purchase the following month.