Lighting up Paris: Stella McCartney keeps it bright and breezy as she debuts colourful collection in front of starstudded audience
14:55 GMT, 1 October 2012
'Palatable, everyday.' That's how Stella McCartney describes her fresh, optimistic and relaxed spring-summer outing.
If she hoped the collection to be everyday, the show itself – in the gilded foyer of the Paris Opera Garnier with ornate, swinging double chandeliers in gold , not to mention the famous faces like Kate Moss, Salma Hayek and McCartney's former Beatle father Paul – was not.
It's hard to be casual when you were born with one of the most famous dads on the planet – but she got full marks for trying.
Bright and breezy: Stella McCartney's Spring/Summer 2013 collection featured casual dresses in shades of vibrant saffron yellow and forest green
Camouflage print: Stella's collection also featured several safari-themed designs including a black and white jumpsuit modelled by Karlie Kloss (middle)
Silhouettes ignored the waist, with a cool, low-slung belted vibe, and the big curves of last season were gone.
Thinking outside the box, McCartney created some fantastic elliptical curves in vibrant saffron yellow and forest green.
With delicate dense knife pleats these ellipses visually sculpted a feminine shape that was highly flattering to busts and waists, like a geometric hourglass.
Some of the broderie anglaise looks added a play on transparency, but the best of the show came with an on-trend safari theme.
Battle of the sexes: The designer told reporters that the collection was inspired by a a 'conversation between a man and a woman'
Models walk the runway during the Stella McCartney Spring / Summer 2013 show as part of Paris Fashion Week
Starstudded front row: The designer's famous father Sir Paul McCartney, his wife Nancy Shevell (far left) and supermodel Kate Moss take their seats
Black and white camouflage print looked fantastic on a silky jumpsuit, worn by sassy model of the moment Karli Kloss.
This look wasn't exactly everyday, but it's sure going to sell.
McCartney seemed particularly excited by the prospect of unleashing her new designs on the world.
A touch of Hollywood glamour Actress Salma Hayek and her husband Francois Henri Pinault were also at the show
Sharing her excitement: McCartney tweeted several backstage images from the show as she prepared for the big unveiling, including a picture of the Paris Opera Garnier while it was empty
My friends are here! She also tweeted this picture of Kate Moss and Mario Testino arriving at the venue
Writing on her Twitter page on Sunday, she said: 'Counting down to tomorrow's show… #PFW @ Opra Garnier.'
McCartney also tweeted several backstage images from the show as she prepared for the big unveiling, including a picture of the venue while it was empty and her good friends Moss and Testino arriving.
The collection seems to have gone down well with the fashion crowd.
'Gorgeous Stella show. Loved the neon dresses…' tweeted Jo Elvin, Editor of Glamour UK, after the show.