Who would have thought that when Stella McCartney showed scuba-inspired looks as part of her Fall 2011 collection that they would not only work, but would inspire other designers? This season, the silhouette was back, making for some skin-grazing curvy cocktail looks that perfectly balanced the casual menswear-inspired cuts McCartney is known for. Most impressively, however, were Spring 2012’s prints. Topping the eye-catching appeal of Fall 2011’s gold mylar print and Spring 2011’s citrus one, this season brought retro, head-to-toe spotted and paisley prints in varying proportions and hues for clashing looks that worked.
With its mix of wearabiliy, comfort (in addition to her signature fluid pant suits, the mother of the jumper introduced a pajama-like one-piece this season), and eye-catching details, this is a collection that will undoubtedly sell because it’s one that many women will just want to wear – no wonder there was a distinct smile on show opener Natalia Vodianova's face.