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Stella McCartney Kids

STELLA MCCARTNEY’S new childrenswear range is nearing its launch, but ahead of the day – November 3 – you can see the debut capsule collection in all its glory here on VOGUE.COM.
Comprising styles for both boys and girls, ranging in age from 0 to 12 years, the designs draw on the designer’s signature modern aesthetic and values with pieces named after childrens’ first names – such as the Ingrid floral print dress and the Sam wool and cashmere blend pea coat.

The collection will be launched worldwide on November 3 and available online at www.stellamccartneykids.com. Stella McCartney Kids will be available four seasons a year.


Future Stella

Fashion is having a love affair with the nineties, and the tryst isn’t only in design. Everywhere you look—in editorials, luxury campaigns, and on the runways—familiar faces abound: There’s Kristen McMenamy, Naomi Campbell, and, taking hosting duties last night at Saks, Stella Tennant. “I’m definitely busier now than I was,” Tennant admitted at the celebratory cocktail fête to launch Krakoff’s collection at the store. “It’s worked out better, actually. My kids are that much older and I feel like I can be away from them a bit more,” the mother of four said.

Admittedly, the 39-year-old has had a steady career of campaign hits, even posing for Burberry while seven months pregnant. But she’s been on a hot streak as of late, and Krakoff in particular has been a big supporter: He tapped Tennant to open his Spring ‘11 show. “It’s nice that we’re representing people hitting their forties,” Tennant went on. “I like that fashion would be eclectic with age, or with ethnicity, style, and shape.” (Though, for the record, she’s still whippet-thin.) The balanced viewpoint wasn’t lost on Krakoff, who chose the Scottish stunner for his Fall 2010 lookbook shoot, too. “I like the idea of a woman who has a family, traveled, had a real life,” the designer explained. “I really identify with that.”

Stella Glows

STELLA MCCARTNEY has created a glow-in-the-dark range as a part of her adidas sportswear collection. The line will be placed within the best-selling running category.

“Running is one of our most popular categories and for me to make it have its own point of view is really key,” said McCartney. “I think that we did it this season in a direct way by looking at glow-in-the-dark. When you are running in an urban environment, you need to feel safe, when people can see you coming and stand out, especially in winter when it gets dark earlier. But at the same time we used it on a leopard print, so it’s not so masculine and graphic.”

In addition to the glow-in-the-dark range, McCartney will also introduce a Wintersports line featuring body-hugging jackets with bold alpine scene graphics.

“For me, this season Wintersports has got great attitude, it’s very bold; some of the fleecy pieces are quite edgy,” said the designer. “The Wintersports slim pants and tight jackets are very figure-hugging, they look really stylish, and it’s important to be a stylish skier because it’s one of the few sports where you can take fashion to the slopes and it can translate well.”

Stella And Doris

“I THINK it was films,” admits Stella McCartney, asked why she became a fashion designer. “I loved all those Doris Day visuals of her being a tomboy and then changing into this gorgeous girl in a ballgown.”

In an interview with Mariella Frostrup in the Observer Food Monthly magazine, McCartney opens up about her beginnings in the fashion industry, how she still gets a bit embarrassed about her career and how she deliberately avoided following in her famous parents’ footsteps.

“I didn’t want to go into what my parents did because that would have been a story and people would have talked about it. Also, I liked fashion,” she continues. “I used to get embarrassed about the fact I liked fashion. I still get a bit cringy. I’d sit at dinner parties and people would say to me, ‘So what do you do?’ and I’d be like, oh design! When I fill passport forms I put ‘design’. I don’t say fashion. But don’t get me wrong, I love my job!”