Stella McCartney Daisy-Filled Spring
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Transparent fabrics, fluid shapes and a smattering of daisies took to the runway at Stella McCartney's ready-to-wear fashion show in Paris on Monday (September 30), as the British designer sought inspiration in easy, airy looks for summer. McCartney is known for an understated approach, and her Spring/Summer 2014 collection unveiled in the ornate setting of the Opera Garnier for Paris Fashion Week did not waver from familiar terrain.

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Transparent fabrics, fluid shapes and a smattering of daisies took to the runway at Stella McCartney's ready-to-wear fashion show in Paris on Monday (September 30), as the British designer sought inspiration in easy, airy looks for summer. McCartney is known for an understated approach, and her Spring/Summer 2014 collection unveiled in the ornate setting of the Opera Garnier for Paris Fashion Week did not waver from familiar terrain. As at every show, McCartney's father Paul, was sitting front row. As for the collection, whether light-as-air low-slung trousers, slip dresses that floated or half-transparent skirts, the clothes in neutral shades as well as navy, rust and black were cut away from the body, imparting fluidity and fun. Daisy prints, similarly used in the designer's latest sportswear collection for Adidas unveiled earlier this month in London, took center stage. Coat dresses, bustiers and dresses with plunging necklines carried the tiny flowers in prints of black and white or red and white. In some of the most modern, streamlined looks, McCartney played with transparency and opacity, offering up skirts and dresses whose lower halves were see-through silk organza, bound loosely to the rest of the garment with a shiny satin strip. Paired with body-hugging tops in cap sleeves, the looks mixed sporty with chic.