Stella showed off her Spring 13 collection with a garden party in New York this week, with the pictures from the event first appearing on Instagram. Thinking about it, Instagram was the perfect device to use to unveil this collection - its retro filter enhanced the swinging sixties mood of the looks, whilst the behind-the-scenes exclusive via a social media tool showed that Stella isn't old fashioned about only showing her stuff first to the fashion elite. She's modern and so she's sharing -what a lovely juxtaposition.
Blocks of bright colour, the contrast of flashing fabrics (brocade and hologram!) along with the props of star-shaped sunglasses, random stems of flowers and blowing bubbles made the whole thing feel very psychedelic and Sergeant Peppers - basically, it was all quite a nice departure from real life, which is exactly what a resort collection should be.
Slouchy tailoring and floral lace lengthened by long fringed trims gave everything that distinct lean and lovely Stella feel. And naturally, I would like all of the leopard print, with that gold and yellow brocade short suit too, please.