Stella McCartney Autumn 2022 Collection is Here, and it’s Everything you Might Expect

The designer’s newest collection features wardrobe essentials – elevated by cheetah print and velvet.

Stella McCartney’s Autumn 2022 ready-to-wear collection is here. The designer goes back to her roots, focusing on elevated basics and wardrobe staples. However, basic never means boring to McCartney, and her new collection, where neutrals clash with cheetah and florals, is proof of that. 

The collection is based on “twisted classicism” according to the brand, and is marked by longer, more masculine pieces. The opening look of the collection is a blazer inspired by the suits worn by John Lennon in the 1970s. The collection also ventures into evening wear, with satin dresses complete with diamanté wave patterns and crystal chokers, studded coset bodices, and sequin blazers. Painted floral jacquard inspired by photos taken by McCartney of her garden splash across knitwear, and glitched herringbone patterns offer a funky twist to wool outerwear.  

The suit inspired by John Lennon.

McCartney also takes inspiration from Western styles, one of the biggest fashion trends in 2021. The collection includes fringe cowboy jackets and skirts, and vegan leather cowboy boots.  

The collection has some Western-inspired pieces.

Even the Falabella bag gets an upgrade, featuring new velvet baguette styles and crystal mesh designs. The newly iconic Frayme bag, which is made from mushroom leather, also gets a reboot, with a new monogrammed crossbody and a tiny hobo style. The classic Logo vegan tote and shoulder bag get new patterns with a tortoiseshell and a warped cheetah print. The Air Slide sandals also return, this time complete with the classic Stella chain detail. 

Playful prints and chunky chains clash with wardrobe staples.

McCartney has long been a proponent of eco-friendly fashion, and this collection is no different. 72 percent of the ready-to-wear collection is made from entirely responsible materials. As always, the line is free of any leather, feathers or fur, giving the brand space to experiment with groundbreaking cruelty-free materials (ahem, mushroom leather). The collection also incorporates repurposed dead stock fabrics from LVMH’s Nona Source resale platform. 

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