ICYMI: Stella McCartney, Sonia Rykiel & Solange

Coach Spring 2017.
New collections and new music.

British designer (and lady we'd like to befriend, stat) Stella McCartney presented her Spring 2017 collection this morning at Paris Fashion Week.  Serene, summery, and sustainable were three key themes that we picked up on in everything from the muslin dresses and trousers to the surf-inspired "All Is Love" t-shirts.  The show culminated in a choreographed dance-off on the runway led by supermodels like Binx Walton, Dilone, and Lineisy Montero. [Imagery c/o Stella McCartney]

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Powerful women in design continued to be a theme throughout the day, with Sonia Rykiel's show being a particularly poignant celebration of feminism.  Following her death in August, the brand turned today's show into a touching tribute to the late designer, who was a pioneer for women in fashion and an advocate throughout her life.  The models also strutted down the catwalk in sweaters spelling "Rykiel Forever" and full disclosure, we got emotional.

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A video posted by Sonia Rykiel (@soniarykiel) on


Meanwhile - beyond Paris - prolific art and style icon Solange Knowles has dropped two new fashion-filled music videos following the release of her album, "A Seat at the Table" on Friday.  Of particular note is "Don't Touch My Hair," an ode to natural black hair and beauty.  Every look - from the braids, to the dangling orb earrings and orange co-ords sets - has us singing along and praising the message - "don't touch my hair, it's the feelings I wear / they don't understand, what it means to me."



Read more: For more from fashion week, check out our reviews of Yeezy Season 4 and Alexander Wang.  Then, discover how #BlackLivesMatter influenced this exciting collection.



~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~
Tia Elisabeth Glista is the founding Editor in Chief of Couturesque Magazine.  She is also a textbook Taurus (ambitious, aesthetically-driven, very stubborn) who can at any given time be found listening to BANKS and looking at pictures of puppies.  Click here to follow her on Instagram. 
 

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