Simply Abu Dhabi XX

Stella is a designer who is great at giving the classics a fresh take. There’s always a finesse and gloss to even her standard staples that appeals. There was the super luxe knitted sweater, here off-the-shoulder and in rich bottle green, and huge dress versions, too; the classic tailored trouser suit had elongated turn-ups on flared legs. We saw solid mannish coats, empire lines and a masculine take on a bow, and fun details to find just the right amount of personality without going too wild– in this collection it was the ruffled sweet kick-flare pants. McCartney’s autumn-winter 2015/16 collection is subtly suggestive, with its evening dresses with straps spilling off the shoulder or a fillip of fabric ruffled and peplumed at the hip. 1 7 3 S I M P LY A B U DH A B I