Texture and structure are the elements that dominate in Stella MaCartney’s striking pre-fall collection. The unexpected lines of the coats and their unusually placed closures sets the tone for the quirky aesthetic found throughout the line. With a mix of an early sixties tone and elegant asian influences the collection has a refined yet eclectic edge. A predominately neutral based color palette is broken up by a beautiful shade of burnt orange which works wonderfully in the over-sized coat vest and leopard print car coat. Hemlines are long and silhouettes are tailored in a streamlined relaxed fit approach. Excuisute embroidery and minimalist asian prints play nicely with the more dramatic tufted details found on a number of the garments. And it is this unusual balance of a sophisticated classic feel with a vaguely mod era avant-garde stance that makes this collection so memorable and engaging. Happy Friday everyone!