Stella McCartney's done it again! Stella McCartney designs once again for Adidas, this time for Spring/Summer 2009. Launched and growing since 2005, this upcoming season's line was released during London Fashion Week. McCartney comments on the line, "This collection tries to provide for all the needs of a modern woman. Style meets performance is crucial for women today, and I've tried to address this is my most recent collection. Remembering you're alive is key, health is wealth!". The team at FABRIC were lucky enough to sneak a peek at the new Stella line today at the Adidas store on Yonge and Dundas here in dowtown Toronto and it was gorgeous! The line was clearly influenced by the feminity and garment details from the Victorian era as well as equestrian detailing, and dainty influences from McCartney's lingerie line. Featuring sheer and draped materials, as well as netting, rouging, and ruffles, the line was sporty meets girly in the best way possible. These girly threads were complete with Adidas' own Climalight and Climacool technologies that wick sweat away from the body, and sporty details such as thumbholes and adjustable sporty pants. We loved the sneak preview we got at the line and can't wait to see the line when it hits stores in March. Here are some of our favourite highlights from a few of the lines we saw today:
The Golf Line featured some pretty tulip-sleeved polo shirts, and shades such as 'seed pearl', a gray meets powder pink for a touch of femme. We also loved the short and long pants in safari, navy, and white. We loved the soft and stretchy fabrics as well as the floral printed tees.
The Tennis Line featured delicate features such as rouching, gatherine, and pretty lace details for al all over cutesy but sporty look. We loved the empire fit dress with Edwardian embroidery and think there's no reason this look has to stay on the courts! Slap on some tights and boots and a cardigan and you've transitioned from court to shopping.
The Running Line was all about what Stella has become most famous for; draping and voluminous fabrics. We loved the double-layered sports tops. The long and net-detailed tanks were a highlight in our eyes, and we especially loved the neon yellow! In contrast, McCartney showed a Victorian inspired corset top for the more daring fashionista. The kelly green gradient tights were a highlight (literally!) and the option of layering these bright tights with a black short was an 80s throwback we can't get enough of!
Check out the Spring/Summer 2009 collection which hits retail in February 2009 at Holt Renfrew, Sporting Life, and Influence-U as well as the Adidas Sport Performance store at Yonge and Dundas. We dig it; can you?