Stella Mccartney To Design Menswear
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Stella McCartney has confirmed rumors that she is branching out into menswear.

The British designer announced her plans at Pitti Uomo, the menswear trade shows currently taking place in Florence. Her first collection will be for autumn/winter 2017. As with her womenswear line, everything will be fur- and leather-free.

McCartney’s wish to move into menswear has been brewing for a while, with the designer telling The New York Times: “The desire to marry the Stella woman to a man has been inside me since the very beginning.”

The move is a smart one. After all, McCartney’s strengths lie in tailoring, knitwear and separates – menswear staples – and she was trained by the Savile Row trainer Edward Sexton. She has previously designed bespoke menswear pieces for her father, Paul McCartney, David Bowie and, of course, the Olympic team.

From: Harper’s BAZAAR US