Leather has been incredibly hot on the runways this season, but it certainly won't be making an appearance at Stella McCartney. That didn’t stop the designer from showing some of the season’s most covetable faux leather and faux croc booties and pumps, both of which came complete with a white platform. In keeping with accessories, rectangular flat clutches – ironically the same silhouette seen at this season’s Celine show – were the most notable of the Fall 2012 handbags, many of which came textured. Texture was, in fact, a big part of the collection whether it be via textured knit separates and dresses, jacquards, or embroidery, making for an incredibly chic take on workwear McCartney is known for.
Done in a dark palette with an emphasis on a beautiful midnight blue, silhouettes were more fitted than usual, notably for outerwear, though trousers were kept loose. The swimwear-inspired dresses that McCartney showed last Spring and last Fall were slightly re-worked, especially at the arms, but still focused on accentuating the curves of the female shape.