The Stella Way

Stella McCartney is a leader in the fashion world.  She speaks openly about the fashion industry’s harmful effects on the environment.  Stella operates a transparent company that designs with intention and produces clothing in a responsible manner.  Her designs are a combination of: feminine + masculine, utilitarian, and timeless.  Stella hopes her pieces will be lifers in your closet.  She is not about fast fashion.  She is about awareness with action.  Stella leads by example and believes the industry must do better.  She was one of the first designers to drop leather and fur some 15 years ago. 

Her recent Paris runway shows her commitment with upcycling, faux leather, organic materials, faux fur, Eco-canvas, and sustainable viscose (btw this is nothing new for Stella).  She partnered with the iconic British brand, Hunter boots for this collection.  A sustainable boot crafted from natural rubber and feature Yulex sock inserts (a plant-based alternative to neoprene).   Stella McCartney is one to support!   All images from Stella McCartney

Street Style At PFW

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Paris Fashion week could be one of isostilo’s favorite of the fashion weeks as far as street style is concerned.  No rules applied!  Pulling out all the stops and not holding back.  Women flaunting their style.  Personal style is delivered from bold to muted colors, oversized statement pieces, eye-catching ruffles, elongated sleeves, big cuffs, and layers of pleats.  All the shades of green are hard to ignore.  The knee socks and sneakers have me heading straight to Nike.

The range of fashion is great, wide, and unique.  Everything you hope for with fashion week.  I am a big fan of women blending feminine and masculine silhouettes.  I love the longer skirt hems, fuller trousers at any length, the variety of footwear, to the statement accessories.  Nothing is boring and the most subtle of styles is defiantly never not considered!  The last image is my favorite.  The 80’s influenced Vetements jacket is so flipping street chic cool especially paired with this ensemble.  The skirt and red belt with a clip attachment is simply perfection.  Sign me up for the whole look minus the heels (sneakerhead here).

(check out isostilo’s earlier posts on NYFW and  Milan for more street style images)

Hedi Slimane’s Celine

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The new Celine with no accent and no Phoebe Philo was the much-anticipated show at Paris Fashion Week.  It is now Hedi Slimane’s Celine.  The only pre-glimpses to his collection were seen on the arm of Lady Gaga, who was sporting the 16 bag at the Venice Film Festival and then prior to the show, Korean pop star, CL posted a very stylish pic of herself with Slimane’s quilted box bag with the letter C on the clasp.

Changing guard is often hard.  Phoebe earned a devoted following with her feminine, sophisticated designs that made women feel strong and confident.  Hedi Slimane has a different aesthetic and not much different from his Saint Laurent days.  The new Celine appears to be very rock’ n’ roll worn by thin models ready for a night out but this isn’t terribly new to the fashion scene.  I am in the Phoebe camp 100% but in all fairness these are tough shoes to fill when you are nostalgic for the past because it was so damn good.  At the moment I am not a fan of the new Celine.  isostilo will remain open-minded for the future of Celine.  With that said, the one piece from this collection that is eye-catching are the black tapered trousers with the geometric shaped oversized pockets.