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October 12, 2010 at 8:10 am
reminds me of her pineapple dress! hello 70s tablecloth!
October 12, 2010 at 8:11 am
October 12, 2010 at 8:12 am
i llllove it!!!!!!!!
October 12, 2010 at 8:16 am
I hate it…
October 12, 2010 at 8:17 am
October 12, 2010 at 8:18 am
lovely, for a journey on the coast of Italy :)
October 12, 2010 at 8:19 am
It is not very flattering for most of the women, but who cares, I love the idea and it is unususal!
blech. to the user that said it reminded them of her pineapple print: the pineapple print was great, this: horrible, the grapefruit looks yummy though.
October 12, 2010 at 8:20 am
Hate it! I can't imagine anyone walking down the street wearing this and looking great. Might be able to get away with it a resort but yikes, 70s curtains!
October 12, 2010 at 8:21 am
I love fruits but it's strange !!
October 12, 2010 at 8:22 am
October 12, 2010 at 8:23 am
Oh no it's horrible. It looks like it is made of wipe clean material and put in the kitchen somewhere.
Its quite cheerful but reminds me of my grannies kitchen wallpaper/tiles.
October 12, 2010 at 8:24 am
oh my Camera degli Sposi on a dress….not sure how the hyper real works as a pattern…
…not easy to wear! but why not!
It's like wearing a tablecloth left around from the 50s. I'd rather wear the crochet bedspread!
October 12, 2010 at 8:25 am
it reminds me of the edible wallpaper in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory…
Hate it – it reminds me of the curtains my grandma had in her kitchen when I was little.
October 12, 2010 at 8:26 am
Looks like a wax tablecloth from the early 90's… Needless to say I don't like it?
October 12, 2010 at 8:27 am
it looks like my grandmas sofa.
October 12, 2010 at 8:28 am
Not very fond of the print!
love love love those trousers!
October 12, 2010 at 8:29 am
I think the print is very pretty however I would not want to wear it. It's too big, it has lemons on her breasts and the white space is wider across here stomach. Great tablecloth though.
October 12, 2010 at 8:30 am
maybe on short shorts- otherwise, not a fan.
October 12, 2010 at 8:32 am
So delicious!!!! I am on a diet… :)
October 12, 2010 at 8:33 am
It works better on some designs more than on others. Personally I liked it on the silky dress with the slits, but am not too fond of it on the outfits in your photos.
Very wearable on a warm Sicilian night strolling down a boulevard. But apart from those rare occassions…..nah.
October 12, 2010 at 8:37 am
It´s like atabletcloth! It is not her best colection.
October 12, 2010 at 8:39 am
Unfortunately, I really don't like it.
October 12, 2010 at 8:40 am
It looks….refreshing and zesty!
October 12, 2010 at 8:41 am
I love it, but as a single piece, not a total ensemble. ADR was right (with her giant cherry and watermelon wedge hats)– fruit prints are huge for Spring…the new floral. Between Prada's bananas and Stella's citrus, I'm hungry for some ambrosia fruit salad!
October 12, 2010 at 8:42 am
Some designers are producing 'ugly' designs on purpose and are testing us 'normal' people if we are gonna buy it or not. If we buy the ugly design…it's only because of the name of the designer. Why buy a 800 dollar ugly piece designed by a big name designer, when you can go for an extremely beautiful and 'one-of-a-kind' clothingpiece of 1 dollar at the local thrift store?
October 12, 2010 at 8:44 am
honestly…was waiting for this show but in the end… i'm a bit disappointed. unfortunately.
October 12, 2010 at 8:50 am
it really looks like tablecloath but I still love it. But I wouldn't wear it…
Mertxe Hernàndez Herràn
I love it !
October 12, 2010 at 8:53 am
Interesting print, but it defenetly reminds me kitchen's wallpaper from the 70's!
Maybe it would have worked as a bold detail on a very finely cut jacket. But these clothes are all square and mishapen, they look like; "Oh, I'm gonna make a dress from this kitchen curtain, how difficult can it be?"
October 12, 2010 at 8:54 am
it really looks like this: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61S9X7hR4ZL._AA300_.jpg
It looks like the kind of print an 80 yr old would wear on a cruise.
I hate it….
October 12, 2010 at 8:56 am
October 12, 2010 at 8:59 am
The clothes are cut in a frankly unflattering way despite the print; and, while the print itself is not in my personal taste I love the hyper realness. Stella is onto something!
October 12, 2010 at 9:00 am
I hate it… And does the first model have a right arm?? Doesn't look like it in the photo!
Erm… this looks exactly like those wax tablecloths everyone's mom had in like 1980. I appreciate though that runway is not always for practical use, so I do like the summery motif.
October 12, 2010 at 9:01 am
Reminds me the Cavalli print of some summer ago.
October 12, 2010 at 9:02 am
I think the problem is that it isn't 50s tablecloth/grandma's curtains ENOUGH. Like anonymous (8:26) said, it looks more like a late 80s/early 90s kitchen print–and there's nothing appealing about that.
October 12, 2010 at 9:03 am
Not a fan of this one…it sure does look like a tablecloth.
October 12, 2010 at 9:04 am
I love the tromp l'oeil fruit!
October 12, 2010 at 9:05 am
let's say: love and hate combination
October 12, 2010 at 9:07 am
mmm, not sure… it reminds me of old kitchen curtains…
October 12, 2010 at 9:08 am
October 12, 2010 at 9:12 am
if it was on a smaller scale maybe….I love McCartney, I think she is brilliant and makes a difference, but I will have to pass on this one I am afraid!
Perfect if one is going for "geek grandma chic," otherwise, blech!
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October 12, 2010 at 9:13 am
don't like it, a bit tea-clothey, no?
October 12, 2010 at 9:17 am
For god's sake, I love Stella. she's a genius (once again). Those prits remind me childhood, but I don't know why. It's fresh, anyway (like fresh fruits,haha), but I must admit it's kind of :Love it or hate it, nothing neutral
October 12, 2010 at 9:19 am
The second picture looks much better than the first… I guess the summery/fruity look works better on a short dress!
October 12, 2010 at 9:21 am
I like this print … for say a placemat or kitchen wallpaper … but it seems so loud for a dress. To me at least.
It was a great fresh print to in the mix of so many neutrals (which I love) and a lot of other trends that were shown this season ; )
October 12, 2010 at 9:23 am
It looks like a kitchen curtainsHate it!!
October 12, 2010 at 9:24 am
About time she did something that wasn´t plain. Love, love it!!!
i sold recently an old hermès scarf with this kind of print.. i didn't like it much really, it is not very flattering!
October 12, 2010 at 9:25 am
it looks very Italian, in the sense of an Italian tablecloth. I would never wear that- nor use it when making a collection.
October 12, 2010 at 9:26 am
Hate it. For all the reasons already mentioned below. Maybe if it had been on a more form fitting garment it might not have been as bad, but still…awful.
October 12, 2010 at 9:28 am
Stella McCartney has always been fond of things natural. Maybe, this is one of those fashion statements that say, "You are what you eat" or "Wear what you eat." We appreciate that you're on an all-fruit diet regimen, McCartney, but we really don't need to see that on your clothes.
…on a second thought its daring….and probably will soon to be a fashion statement..
Queen of Mayhem
yes, it looks like a tablecloth, but somehow i still like it. My only complaint is the white stitching. It could have been so much better with an accent colour!
October 12, 2010 at 9:29 am
Admittedly, at first glance I hated it. As if it was so close to being exactly right, just off kilter enough, but not too kooky, but somehow I thought it had missed the mark.
At second glance, I'm warming up to it. I'm not deluding myself into thinking that it will become a style icon, but it is a fun print, that doesn't take itself too seriously.
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October 12, 2010 at 9:33 am
hate is a strong word… but i can say i strongly dislike it!
nooo i don't like it!!!
October 12, 2010 at 9:37 am
Even though it looks like a table cloth, I kind of like it… Very energetic and bright! Not sure I would ware it though. This print may work for a bag or a scarf.
October 12, 2010 at 9:38 am
It is great for Hawaiian vacations.
October 12, 2010 at 9:41 am
October 12, 2010 at 9:44 am
It's a nice pattern for kitchen curtains but for a dress or suit is not suitable!
October 12, 2010 at 9:48 am
I have to say I kinda hate it. Reminds me of the early 90s.
October 12, 2010 at 9:49 am
To me it's one of those things that can happen only on a catwalk. I don't really see people wearing this texture for their everyday life. I would never! :)
October 12, 2010 at 9:50 am
That would be hard to wear for even the savviest of dressers. Love the plateau sandals in the second pic, though.
No way . . . . can't even look at it for a long time.
October 12, 2010 at 9:53 am
LOVE Stella McCartney. HATE the print.
October 12, 2010 at 9:55 am
This is so 60s/70s, I really like it. It's something different… I bet we will get used to it. Same happened with clogs… everybody hated them at first :-)
October 12, 2010 at 9:57 am
Not a big fan of that print…
kate, miss twinkletoes
October 12, 2010 at 10:00 am
I do like it, but it is so reminiscent of my grandmothers tablecloth. Remeber the oil slicked ones?
October 12, 2010 at 10:01 am
I love her but this is beyond horrendous.
not a fan :(
I hate it. It reminds me of tablecloth my aunt owns from way before I was born.
Love it? Yes. Wear it? No.
Caroline in London
October 12, 2010 at 10:04 am
Hate the cut of the second dress too – if it looks that unflattering on a model what would it do to the rest of us. Frumpsville
October 12, 2010 at 10:06 am
Pink grapefruit, lemons and limesinside my fridge now and reminiscent of boiled sweet wrappers I used to eat as a child.
love it so much my teeth hurt. and that's a good thing!
October 12, 2010 at 10:09 am
I would be happy to eat dinner off of her dress, if she were in it.
October 12, 2010 at 10:10 am
I had a table cloth and a sheet set like this growing up.
looks like the tablecoth i got from provence..
Reminds me on my grandma's clothes. But it's cool.
October 12, 2010 at 10:12 am
first time that I'm saying it about Stella's creation….Hate this print, really do, it's unflattering and it does remind me of a tablecloth that we had in my grandparents' country house where I've spent my childhood
October 12, 2010 at 10:13 am
I think the print doesn't work at all…only as a tablecloth. And the dress isn't flattering on anybody.
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October 12, 2010 at 10:14 am
It's fun…the times call for something silly. Of course, it needs to be price-friendly too.
October 12, 2010 at 10:15 am
Love the colors ant the print, but maybe not the placing of it..it doesent do much for the figure, does it?
October 12, 2010 at 10:16 am
Like the printed dress. The pant ensemble looks a bit elderly-like
October 12, 2010 at 10:18 am
Looks like Stella waltzed into my great-grandmother's kitchen and stole her curtains! She'd like them back please.
October 12, 2010 at 10:23 am
it looks like my mother-in law's table cloth :))unusual but interesting:)
October 12, 2010 at 10:25 am
October 12, 2010 at 10:30 am
Allen - East Hampton
October 12, 2010 at 10:31 am
gets my vote
October 12, 2010 at 10:32 am
October 12, 2010 at 10:34 am
I'm not a fan. If I were 80 and lived in south Florida, maybe…
If you want to look for less check out Chico's . They've been doing prints likes these for years. You want crop pants and matching jacket with big colorful print, Chico's is the place.
I really don't think it's chic at all….
October 12, 2010 at 10:37 am
Can't say that I am in a crazy delight from this print. I prefer the traditional cool Stella's style.
October 12, 2010 at 10:41 am
Looks like a fruity copy of the Alexander McQueen prints from two years ago, except with fruit instead of snakes.
October 12, 2010 at 10:45 am
This makes my taste buds go bazurk.
October 12, 2010 at 10:49 am
My grand mother use to have the same print on the plastic tablecloth of her kitchen…
October 12, 2010 at 10:51 am
I can't see anybody being able to pull those prints off unfortunately.. Even the models look terrible!
October 12, 2010 at 10:54 am
Yeah:/ definitely grandma's polyester table cloth for sure. The cut looks flattering though.
October 12, 2010 at 10:55 am
I'm getting a bit tired of all these strong prints. There was a time when they were considered plain kitsch, then they became kinda cool, but for me they are becoming too much. Sorry Stella.
October 12, 2010 at 11:04 am
If one looks at the way the white of the pattern creates an hour glass shape (squint if you have to get beyond the fruit!) and then observe how the designer has used that reality to work with the human body form in creating these fashions, then you might see how the "white effect" reflects and enhances the figure in the pant suit outfit and reverses it in the dress in a very effective way.
October 12, 2010 at 11:05 am
Not a fan. Reminds me of wallpaper in my grandmother's kitchen. Not in a good way…
October 12, 2010 at 11:09 am
Didn't like it, looks like a table cloth!
October 12, 2010 at 11:18 am
It's too literal and rather silly. Might we have gourds or crudite next season?
October 12, 2010 at 11:21 am
October 12, 2010 at 11:26 am
surprisingly, I don't mind the pattern so much as the cut of the sleeves in both pictures, I find it very unflattering :(
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hate it..my kitchen curtains look just like that!
October 12, 2010 at 11:27 am
love it – but I think you have to be a model to pull it off! My hips won't work in this print! hahaha
October 12, 2010 at 11:30 am
The first thought that crossed my mind is the title of a Jeanette Winterson Novel, i.e., "Oranges are not the only fruit".
October 12, 2010 at 11:32 am
I like it on the dress and as people have said, it is hard to pull off. But it's tasty and bold. It could be done really well.
October 12, 2010 at 11:36 am
I would combine the trousers with a navy top…bottom and top togethere are not "wearable".
October 12, 2010 at 11:49 am
Nope. Don't like the print at all…it does remind me of something my grandmother would have worn…
October 12, 2010 at 11:50 am
i'm torn. it's a tablecloth of course, or kitschy curtains.
but i LOVE the smell, do you know what i mean? pink grapefruit? lemons, limes, oranges! is fashion evocation? if it is i say yes to it.
please don't shoot me down cuz i'm flying
October 12, 2010 at 11:53 am
my grandma had that as her vinyl tablecloth in her condo in Boca in the 70's. that says it all, just horrible to begin with and even worse as a dress.
October 12, 2010 at 11:59 am
it remainds me the summer dining' tablecloth.not so baaad.
October 12, 2010 at 12:11 pm
an interesting print but i'm not sure how popular this print is going to be…maybe at the beach?….there is the fear of the frump factor though…
October 12, 2010 at 12:12 pm
It looks like dresses my grandmother used to make out of upholstery fabric. . . in the 60s. . . in Florida!
October 12, 2010 at 12:13 pm
Lovely as a decor for a table in a sunny summer afternoon…
October 12, 2010 at 12:16 pm
I think it would be better as a pencil skirt. With a fitted red sweater. I'd wear that. Does that make me strange? But the pants? Nope.
Love it. Great colors, fun print, Vintage-tablecloth Chic.
Don't care that it's not flattering to the model (or, probably, to anyone). Fashion often is sculpture, for me, the model the vehicle for the clothes.
October 12, 2010 at 12:20 pm
in the south of Italy they sell tablecloth's with this print, and I have one…..Don't see me wearing this
October 12, 2010 at 12:25 pm
Before I read what you wrote I was thinking "is it wrong that I like this?"
October 12, 2010 at 12:26 pm
Is lovely. It brings back a hole generation´s feeling through color and drawing. Is great. Goes perfect with the lines of the collection. Period.
October 12, 2010 at 12:29 pm
OMG I hate this…why stella?
October 12, 2010 at 12:30 pm
You know, I think that some outfits should be worn humorously.My husband has a passion for extreme aloha shirts. I like "ugly pants". But you can TELL when someone is serious about a funny look and that just doesn't work. This look is funny. It's a FRUIT PRINT for pete's sake. Big hair, big sunglasses, big smile and this print? Then it's a yes.
October 12, 2010 at 12:34 pm
love it ,…
October 12, 2010 at 12:36 pm
I have a tablecloth just like this!
it looks like the wallpaper from willy wonka…i feel like i should be licking it not wearing it haha.
October 12, 2010 at 12:39 pm
2 words: Mrs. Roper
October 12, 2010 at 12:47 pm
Hello waterproof patio furniture. I'd wear it. Blanche Devereaux FTW!
October 12, 2010 at 12:56 pm
I don't mind the print. It's fresh and daring and so unlike other prints of recent, but I can see where some might not like it since it looks like a print of my grandmothers skirt, but in fashion what once was old becomes new again. The thing I don't like it the cuts of the pieces. They are bulky and the model looks like she is drowning. Something more fitted is more suited, which is what I think when I think Stella anyway.
October 12, 2010 at 12:58 pm
at first I hated it, but that hate was mostly directed to the placement of the print. Being on either side of her, it leaves some odd negative space in the middle. I don't like the colors, either.
However, I rather like the almost-photo realistic print and in smaller doses and slightly more muted colors (like a lot of the rest of her collection) I can see this style really catching on.
Maybe not fruit, though.
love it. it's fresh, literally.
October 12, 2010 at 1:04 pm
I love it!! Am REALLY digging the two colors of open faced grapefruit halves….genius!!
October 12, 2010 at 1:07 pm
I love it, very Positano, expecially the trousers one. The only thing is Stella, I'm sorry, but the idea's not so original…remember the Cavalli lemon dress? EVERYONE had it, and not so many years ago…it's pretty but seen…
October 12, 2010 at 1:08 pm
My mother has placemats made out of this fabric.
October 12, 2010 at 1:10 pm
I feel like I shouldn't like this at all, but I do.
I love the colors. Maybe if they weren't…oranges and other various citrus fruit I'd actually wear it. And the shoes look off.
But yeah overall it looks like kitchenware.
October 12, 2010 at 1:16 pm
this print might be cute on a bikini or shorts, but not in such a large amount – it totally takes away from looking at the person and is all about the hypnotic citrus.
October 12, 2010 at 1:17 pm
Publicity shoot? Maybe
October 12, 2010 at 1:18 pm
It's creative if nothing else, but I'm with the people who are inclined to hate it. Nobody should have to wear a retro tablecloth as an outfit.
October 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm
Sometimes "too much" can be good. But this time I just can't stand it. Sorry Stella.
October 12, 2010 at 1:25 pm
The worst possible kind of fruit explosion – an overpriced one.
October 12, 2010 at 1:29 pm
This print looks far more fitting for a line of stationery. Awful as clothing.
October 12, 2010 at 1:32 pm
very arcimboldo. like it in the dress but not the suit
October 12, 2010 at 1:36 pm
totally wallpaper. not sure if it was supposed to be surprising or something but it's just tired.
I don't hate its mere existence. I wouldn't wear it. I'd be silently amused if I were with someone wearing it.
October 12, 2010 at 1:42 pm
Hate it. Period.
October 12, 2010 at 1:43 pm
I thought it was terrible.really disliked it.
October 12, 2010 at 1:45 pm
October 12, 2010 at 1:48 pm
Fine for the pages of a magazine. Wold not wear, or encourage anyone else to wear.
October 12, 2010 at 1:58 pm
It reminds me of the 70's. I don't hate it but I wouldn't wear it either.
October 12, 2010 at 2:02 pm
reminds me of the roberto cavalli lemon print 5 years ago
October 12, 2010 at 2:04 pm
Loved it! My grandmother had a similar dress fifty years ago : )
October 12, 2010 at 2:05 pm
wonderful! love the way it creates a silhouette on the clothing in a way that reminds me of McQueen's 2009 resort collection and that dress that Michaela Kocianova wore. of course, this is total McCartney and is flirty and a little but off. also – who cares if it doesn't work on the street? it's a runway show and it's about creating a fantasy that people can take inspiration from
October 12, 2010 at 2:06 pm
Love the print, dislike the silhouettes. I would love to have this in a little flowy summer dress, fitted blazer, tight sweater, etc. instead.
October 12, 2010 at 2:07 pm
I won't buy this at all !Prada's bananas were more subtle, modern and quirky.
October 12, 2010 at 2:17 pm
I love it!!!!!!
October 12, 2010 at 2:18 pm
anon 8:25am comment was right on with the "charlie and the chocolate factory" edible wallpaper reference. hilarious!
a bit dishtowel-y but i love seeing this kind of thing on the runway.
October 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm
October 12, 2010 at 2:28 pm
Still got a hand-painted silk cravat, should it be worn now?
October 12, 2010 at 2:31 pm
Pretty to look at. Would hate to wear it though.
October 12, 2010 at 2:36 pm
I don't think we all need to be so polarized: I like it for all the reasons people here seem to hate it (resembling grandma's tablecloth, etc.). I think that's Stella McCartney's whole point.
October 12, 2010 at 2:39 pm
I'm definitely leaning towards 'hate it'. But it got people talking so kudos for that!
October 12, 2010 at 2:41 pm
love Stella, hate the print
October 12, 2010 at 2:51 pm
Hate the print, I would never wear that. It's a shame because otherwise I love the designs.
October 12, 2010 at 2:58 pm
definitely, love it!
October 12, 2010 at 3:06 pm
Hate it…for real life situations in EuropeLove it…for vacation on the tropical islands
freakin' love it. :)
October 12, 2010 at 3:08 pm
I think that it's cute, cheerful and I like it a lot!
October 12, 2010 at 3:10 pm
This isn't that original, doesn't anyone remember lemon and orange fruits print on white silk prints that were round in the mid 90's that looked just like these. I know I was bought a silk top with very similar prints. I think it was an Italain designer that was copied on the UK high street by topshop and C&A (when it used to be in the UK).
ps…Is it me or does the second model look like she is ill?
October 12, 2010 at 3:12 pm
I hate to say it's terrible because I LOVE Stella McCartney but it's terrible, it's great in concept but terrible execution I think.
October 12, 2010 at 3:22 pm
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!
October 12, 2010 at 3:31 pm
just bad, but its not a surprising design from her. She's been pushing out whimsy, lazy, formulaic designs with horrible prints for years now. I've always thought her designs look like something you'd find in a generic suburban teenage girl's scrap book, and not that I'd have anything against that as an aesthetic in itself. I think what I'm getting at is when you are placing yourself on a stage shared with such an incredible lineage of diverse and radical approaches to innovation, craft and style; to see something designs like this in the same context just makes me a little sad.Ever since she started butchering George Stubbs' paintings and slapping them around like a bad gimmick back in the day at Chloe I've been waiting for her to dumbfound me with something even half good. Unfortunately it seems that she's just not capable, I know this kind of criticism isn't new, but I can see certainly understand the suggestion that the progression of her fashion career has had very little to do with tallent as a designer.
If I was a table I would be happy to wear it. It resembles the table cloth my grandmother uses in the summer.
October 12, 2010 at 3:32 pm
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!!!
October 12, 2010 at 3:42 pm
teeeeerrrible! looks more like a costume…
October 12, 2010 at 3:46 pm
The dress is cool
October 12, 2010 at 4:02 pm
Hate it! I also hated the Prada bananas. Not into wearing fruit…..
October 12, 2010 at 4:06 pm
Don't hate it, just dislike it.
October 12, 2010 at 4:10 pm
hate it! they look like pjs!
October 12, 2010 at 4:13 pm
It's cute but I would not wear it.
October 12, 2010 at 4:16 pm
wow it has certainly polarised the comments! I love it!
October 12, 2010 at 4:20 pm
You could get away with top or bottom, but not both together. It really is too tablecloth-y with a whole outfit. And you'd have to wear it with something simple, like jeans or plain pants, to pull it off.
October 12, 2010 at 4:23 pm
Love the print !!!!
October 12, 2010 at 4:35 pm
This is a common problem for me — I fall for the material but it doesn't flatter me.
In the photo with the two-piece outfit, it just looks clunky and unflattering. In the photo with short dress, it works better.
Once again, I love the printed pattern, but I think it's too overpowering for clothing. It reminds me of a mid60s Hawaiian print.
October 12, 2010 at 4:40 pm
hate to say . . . i l o v e ! ! !
October 12, 2010 at 4:44 pm
Surprisingly, I love it!
October 12, 2010 at 4:49 pm
Hmm, hate is a rather strong word…I agree with who ever said that the print would look best as short shorts…anything else…reminds me too much of my grandparent's tablecloth…good memories but, like my grandmother's homemade chopped chicken liver, not something I would necessarily wear…
Love McCartney though…too bad this is a little too out there for my taste.
October 12, 2010 at 5:24 pm
You know, I dismissed this as silly, but then I had a long think about it. SM is a very brilliant and creative person and she doesn't do things blithely. I now want to know what her intention is. She obviously knows she's evoking notions of rattan and South Floridian table cloths. She went there on purpose. So, I have think she's playing with some ideas here. The print is actually quite beautiful. Could it work better on a swing dress, or, as someone said, a pencil skirt? A big beach bag? A trench coat? Now I want to hear what she has to say about it. We're obsessed with animal prints and she is very much an animal rights activist. Could she be offering an alternative to adorning ourselves in the skins of animals?
October 12, 2010 at 5:27 pm
It makes me hungry!! :DVery vitaminic!!!
October 12, 2010 at 5:28 pm
It kinda look like those table cloth they sell by the meter in the pound shop….
Feel like having a fresh orange juice suddenly….
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October 12, 2010 at 5:32 pm
I don't think many could pull this off, but I love Stella McCartney and I'm loving this print.. but I think I'm only loving it because it's on an amazonian skinny lady.. Speaking for me, who's short and sports pretty much a 12 year old boyish frame, I know I would look terrible in the print.
October 12, 2010 at 5:35 pm
I don't love it (looks like a 1950's tablecloth to me) but I think it could work a little better without such a stiff cut or overall effect – which only emphasizes the "housewares" impression. I wouldn't wear it as designed.
October 12, 2010 at 5:38 pm
Hate it. Very kitschy + very expensive = wrong.
October 12, 2010 at 5:40 pm
I'd wear the trousers. Ftw.
October 12, 2010 at 5:43 pm
Oh my god! Perfect for the fruit stand!<3 Scarlett
Love the print, hate the shape!
October 12, 2010 at 5:46 pm
Stella McCartney for Target home? I'm willing to admit I don't know where she's going with it, though…
October 12, 2010 at 5:50 pm
I think Stella has missed the point. Isn't her label meant to prioritise sustainability? Placement printing is really unresourceful, as the pattern pieces can only be positioned in very specific areas of the fabric, creating heaps of textile waste.
Love the print but I don't think it's used to it's full potential with these silhouettes.
October 12, 2010 at 6:20 pm
Love it! I think the print works better for the pants than the top or dress, but for the runway, it is fun and a bit unexpected.
October 12, 2010 at 6:25 pm
Tablecloth. Don't hate the print though, it could be salvaged if the clothes were more fitted or unusual in their tailoring. These are so plain that the tablecloth feeling is reinforced 100x.
October 12, 2010 at 6:29 pm
Carmen Miranda/Eastern Euro/50s/70s vibe. It's great. Bring it on!
October 12, 2010 at 6:57 pm
i really love it. i'm not sure i'd wear it myself, but i do think that it is a gorgeous print to look at. ℒℴѵℯ it.
October 12, 2010 at 7:13 pm
thank you for your blog (as a non-bloggess I usually do not comment)This reminds me of (the Island of) Capri and the Peninsula Sorrentina ;-)I love it and would wear it.
October 12, 2010 at 7:42 pm
I love how the citrus makes it immediately makes it feel "fresh", but it really reminds me of a dollar store tablecloth. I really did expect more out of Stella McCartney.
October 12, 2010 at 7:49 pm
I don't love it. I couldn't tell it was fruits from the low quality youtube videos, but I really don't like it.
October 12, 2010 at 8:03 pm
Nana..can you see me ?
October 12, 2010 at 8:10 pm
I like it.
October 12, 2010 at 8:18 pm
I'd pick fruit off her vine, anyday!
October 12, 2010 at 8:59 pm
Do Not like. Reminders me of a tablecloth or my grandmother's curtains from the 70's. I am sorry, when you have to convince yourself to something it's forcing it and a sign that it's not so great.
Bianca Le Mouel
October 12, 2010 at 9:05 pm
Hate it! The dress looks a little better, but still.
October 12, 2010 at 9:37 pm
Prada bananas yes, Stella citrus no. Scale, placement and tones seem forced and not thought out (or too thought out?) Italian designers have it down when it comes to slightly "off" prints.
October 12, 2010 at 10:06 pm
i like it. not a lot of people can carry this kind of print. it takes a certain character/personality to pull this off – and that's the beauty of it.
October 12, 2010 at 10:18 pm
To me, the main motivation behind design or dressing oneself should not be controversy. Although many innovative and leading ideas tend to create controversy by virtue of their novelty. Often I find people seem to dress with a view to shock or stand out rather than a view to creating something worthwhile or innovative.Unfortunately for me, all I get from this print is "controversy".Ironically: I don't love it – I don't hate it – but I'm disappointed. However, I'm open to the possibility that I might have gotten more from the print in the context of the whole collection.
Love the color…fruits? um..not so much.
October 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm
LOVE STELLA, HATE PATTERN.
October 12, 2010 at 10:27 pm
I like the shoes.
October 12, 2010 at 10:28 pm
Not quite liking it. I actually wouldnt wear that. The fruits are too detailed hahaha
October 12, 2010 at 10:54 pm
These are some of the most beautiful women in the world wearing these clothes and that's what they look like. I'm about a foot shorter than them – I can't even imagine what this print would look like on me. The stuff of nightmares. Maybe Stella's having a joke at everyone's expense. Lucy
October 12, 2010 at 11:08 pm
As a more fitted, sleeveless sheath dress this would be stunning. It is the cut that turns this fresh print into the tired tablecloth so many people have alluded to…
October 12, 2010 at 11:11 pm
I love it in the dress, not so much in the pants! All depends on the silhouette!
October 12, 2010 at 11:12 pm
Looks like someone upcycled their great-aunt's waxed tablecloth.
October 12, 2010 at 11:30 pm
Nope. Maybe good as a P.R. ploy. It has certainly worked to generate attention here.
And to be honest, McCartney's stuff has always been "hit or miss" to me, and sustained by this kind of attention.
October 12, 2010 at 11:34 pm
Could see it as a mini skirt…
October 12, 2010 at 11:36 pm
Definitely not an investment piece. I don't love or hate the print, but I do know I'd never wear it! Miuccia Prada and her bananas and now this? Something tells me come summer, you'll find these pieces in the clearance section ;)
October 12, 2010 at 11:56 pm
not a fan
October 13, 2010 at 12:12 am
Hate it ! I'm craving some fruit now though.
October 13, 2010 at 12:15 am
100% love – refreshing – literally & figuratively
October 13, 2010 at 12:17 am
novel idea, ugly fabric.
October 13, 2010 at 12:25 am
It may work better as a smaller and allover print. Yes, on a tropical island holiday it would look good–but I can see it best as country kitchen curtains–lots of lovely rustic recycled timber surrounding them.
October 13, 2010 at 12:58 am
Channeling "the sound of music" by any chance? It looks like the clothes were made from the kitchen curtains! That said, it works on the dress, but the top/pants combo is a no-go
October 13, 2010 at 1:02 am
It's a beautiful print, but not for clothing. It would be delightful in a frame in the kitchen, so it can remind one of Capri!
October 13, 2010 at 1:05 am
hmmmmm i like it but i like the Prada monekys more!!! hehe
Okay. After reading a few more comments, I decided that I could definitely and proudly wear a pencil skirt in this print!
October 13, 2010 at 1:14 am
I don't mind the print so much, it's kitschy for sure, cheerful with the white background, pleasing colors. Very early eighties. The placement of the pattern on the garments in this Rorschach test kind of way is the problem. It has a very widening effect I'm afraid. It's quite a poor design. And those wide elbow-length sleeves, very unflattering, even on a thin model. On anyone else it would be clownish. Even just having the fruit on one side of the body only and the other all white, for example, would be so much more interesting.
October 13, 2010 at 1:32 am
Love it! We are all the time told how beneficial vitamin C is for us … so why not wear a print of large hesperides? It would be great if they fabric released vitamin C or was slightly scented with notes of hesperides!
October 13, 2010 at 1:34 am
i feel as if it looks fine now but in several years will be tacky.
October 13, 2010 at 2:30 am
Frankly, the print does not please me at all! We can not afford any pretext of being a star among designers!
bizcaro from geneva
October 13, 2010 at 2:31 am
I prefer it in the dress, but i like it a lot! it's a lot different from the usual patterns and she did a nice job of keeping the garments simple with such a bold pattern.
October 13, 2010 at 3:09 am
Nope. Would never wear that.I'd look like a fruit juice bottle.And I can't think of anyone it would suit either
October 13, 2010 at 3:23 am
love it! + fruits will be major in SS11! Yay!
October 13, 2010 at 3:38 am
Lilly Pulitzer…but not in a good way.
October 13, 2010 at 3:53 am
lovelly as dress, and more surpising for the total outfit … makes me think of a tablecloth… sorry :)
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October 13, 2010 at 4:03 am
After have seen at Anna dello Russo with her cherries and her watermelon it so clear: fruit is the new trend!!!
October 13, 2010 at 5:05 am
don't like it all! shoes are great though!
October 13, 2010 at 5:49 am
Nice! When I was 12, 13 years old, I used to have this dress shirt in powder blue, with a print of strawberries 10 cm in diameter. This brings back memories!
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October 13, 2010 at 6:00 am
proletarian Great Gatsby
October 13, 2010 at 6:08 am
Nice,citric and refreshing garden…for Carmen Miranda
October 13, 2010 at 6:14 am
absolutly love it!
October 13, 2010 at 6:39 am
i love it: and its like a wall paper of Gaston y Daniela…
October 13, 2010 at 6:41 am
I actually hate it but in thinking about it, I think ethnic models could pull it off…
October 13, 2010 at 6:52 am
what a big discussion!frankly, it is quite good but dont wanna wear it.imagine a woman walking downtown wearing it.nope i dont wanna imagine…
i agree with the comment saying it looks like a tablecloth…
October 13, 2010 at 6:54 am
Reminds me of cheap plastic table mats.
October 13, 2010 at 6:56 am
"tablecloth" was my first thought. i definitely wouldn't wear it.
October 13, 2010 at 7:07 am
It's an homage to Pascall Fruit Bon-Bon wrappers
October 13, 2010 at 7:34 am
My immediate impression is that it makes a skinny girl look fat but I actually love the fruity print! hehe
Sometimes you really have to look beyond a label, because really, if it didn't say Stella inside would you really want to wear it? Or are you really going to be able to explain to every passerby that gives you a strange look "no, but hey wait, it's Stella so it's okay". Because really no matter what it says inside, on the outside, it really is not okay. It's rather horrific.
October 13, 2010 at 7:59 am
I don't think it would be a great idea strolling around with it in a warm sicilian night…you could be misunderstood with a tablecloth…
October 13, 2010 at 8:08 am
it does not leave you indifferent, that's for sure
October 13, 2010 at 8:56 am
hate it, no doubt
October 13, 2010 at 9:19 am
That is … weard. :x
October 13, 2010 at 10:06 am
i love stella, but this reminds me of a capri sun, and not in a good way.
October 13, 2010 at 10:20 am
Fine on those super skinny models on a darkened catwalk, hilariously awful on the rest of us.
October 13, 2010 at 11:05 am
hate it, would never wear it- might look good on someone like naomie campbell-someone with a very strong appearance as a contrast to this sunny tableclothes-lookalike print,but on this model it looks too funky.
I don't dislike it. Actually it looks like the oilcloth my parents had in their kitchen when I was a child.
October 13, 2010 at 11:25 am
Hate it!… I don't see how anyone could look fine wearing it.
October 13, 2010 at 11:44 am
i love the dress. hate the pants
October 13, 2010 at 12:30 pm
I love the sandals!
October 13, 2010 at 1:26 pm
it works. but only if the individual can work it.
October 13, 2010 at 1:29 pm
Love it! :Dxx http://not-just-clothes.blogspot.com/
October 13, 2010 at 1:38 pm
I really think that this was a bad collection, normally I love stella bad this was not her best show and I hate this print…it´s not matching together and it reminds me of a tablecloth…
October 13, 2010 at 2:12 pm
No thank you. It's not even unique. It reminds me of being at a lu'au with tourists who go crazy with the aloha and local attire. My eyes want to cry.
October 13, 2010 at 2:29 pm
I hate it! It looks so cheap. It might have looked a bit better on another background color. but still…. there are so many beautiful clothes in the world to wear, why waste a day of your life to wear this?
October 13, 2010 at 2:34 pm
October 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm
Hate it. Too busy, too big, too "too."
I usually like Stella's work, too. Maybe she's just in a fruity phase…
October 13, 2010 at 2:59 pm
Well, if it's on the Sartorialist, the it must be good.
October 13, 2010 at 3:01 pm
almost the same print on a tablecloth in a shop around my place.
October 13, 2010 at 3:04 pm
Hate the print and also the fit.
October 13, 2010 at 3:22 pm
surprising refreshing splendid
October 13, 2010 at 3:25 pm
Hmm I don't love it but I think it could be really cute in a full skirt or tiny high waisted shorts.
October 13, 2010 at 3:38 pm
Looks like a table cloth, not my cup of tea at all.
October 13, 2010 at 4:39 pm
October 13, 2010 at 4:56 pm
this print would work on an old woman's shower curtains, but it is no good for clothing.
maybe if the fruit were much smaller so their shapes wouldn't shroud and conceal the body, it would work. however, left as it is, the pattern makes the cloths look completely separate from the models.
October 13, 2010 at 5:02 pm
I wouldnt even display that print in my home (and i live in the tropics) let alone wear that hideous print. On the other hand, perfect clean cuts.
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October 13, 2010 at 5:57 pm
definitely hate it… would never wear it. those who love it are only saying that to be quirky
October 13, 2010 at 6:57 pm
VERY SUMMER TABLECLOTH……
October 13, 2010 at 7:10 pm
Love the model, forget Stella!
October 13, 2010 at 8:55 pm
I love Stella McCartney, I admire her for being a vegetarian designer who does not promote animal cruelty. With that being said, I am not a fan of this print at all. I did like her solid colored suits in the collection though.
October 13, 2010 at 9:21 pm
hate it – what was she thinking.
October 13, 2010 at 10:34 pm
if you can pull it off!
October 13, 2010 at 10:37 pm
i like it!! its fresh and its so different to whats already out there!!very Golden girls!
October 13, 2010 at 10:52 pm
It depends on the use, that is what it is made into! Looked great as a full skirt, but not as a pair of pants.
its all about the kitchen curtains.
October 13, 2010 at 11:55 pm
They look like the scratch'n'sniff stickers that were around when i was in Primary school (elementary for e'one in the US)…
October 14, 2010 at 1:32 am
How did that song of Paul's go again? Oh yeah.."love love love" x
October 14, 2010 at 1:44 am
OMG LOVE ITbrings me back to the 'good' thanksgiving table cloth of my childhood. As well I think that in these days designers need something totally different in order to differentiate themselves. The print will undeniabilty stand out as STELLA among the fashionable crowd
October 14, 2010 at 2:16 am
Escada did this 15 – 18 years ago. Saved the scarf and got rid of the rest. The scarf remains at the bottom of the drawer – it brightens it, but I'm so tired of it I never choose to wear it.
Why didn't she choose black or brown as the background color for a real "pop"? I think this would have saved it!
Sart – interesting you chose to put this next to Celine – makes this look tired and "been there done that"!
Jenni Austria Germany
October 14, 2010 at 4:10 am
love stella. don't love the print.
October 14, 2010 at 5:22 am
maybe if the pieces weren't so flat I'd love it. Right the way it is now, it looks plain and yes, very much like an oldfashion tablecloth. and both of these words are not good.
October 14, 2010 at 6:12 am
well i dont really like the print but i like the way it flos from the blouse to the trousers
excuse me for my english but thats because i am dutch
October 14, 2010 at 8:18 am
Love. Very 60s Capri.
October 14, 2010 at 8:27 am
yummiest collection haha!
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October 14, 2010 at 9:06 am
hate it- it's ridiculos and it looks like my carrefour shopping bag…
October 14, 2010 at 9:55 am
October 14, 2010 at 10:21 am
I love it HOWEVER, it is not going to look great on everyone. Has a nice retro quality to it.
October 14, 2010 at 11:46 am
Let's look past the print for a moment, the silhouettes are terribly unflattering. I understand that the print is so overpowering that the silhouettes should be clean and simple, but that dress at the bottom is the shape of my dad's 2X big & tall t-shirt.
October 14, 2010 at 11:50 am
mhh i am not that into it..the second one is better, but maybe because sasha is wearing it :D
October 14, 2010 at 3:48 pm
Ha ha ha, is what I thought. Then I thought the print might actually be cute if the cut of this dress was different. The sleeves are odd, like wearing a big heavy men's t-shirt.
October 14, 2010 at 5:11 pm
So many fruits in one single outfit! Horrible!
October 14, 2010 at 8:45 pm
Terrible. It looks like bad kitchen wallpaper from the 70's. If it had been in blue, it could have been saved.
October 15, 2010 at 1:52 am
Someone stayed in a 70's caravan with 60's furnishings, and never quite got over it…
This made me giggle when I saw it, but I'd never wear it… Well… maybe for a laugh… But not at that price tag…
October 15, 2010 at 4:03 am
This print is making me thirsty.
October 15, 2010 at 7:02 am
Always loved Stella, but I'm not really into fruit print!
October 15, 2010 at 8:13 am
October 15, 2010 at 9:07 am
Eek, awful, but will be all over the High St for the Spring. Looks loke Mad Men on acid.
October 15, 2010 at 12:52 pm
Love it in my kitchen – marvelous as a curtain out to my balcony, `v been looking for that print for years…
October 15, 2010 at 1:34 pm
I LOVE the dress!!!
But the top and pants together just makes it look like a joke, not to bring Stella down, but if it didn't look like my grandmothers dish cloths then I would love it! Stella McCartney is still an AMAZING designer, and every designer has those collections that aren't always the best, this is a find example of one of those collections.. I still love her as a designer, this doesn't change my image of her collections at all! Just expressing my opinion!
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October 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm
interesting negative space between the leaves… wish i could say it was growing on me, but it's still really unwearable! it's on models and people can't tolerate it. imagine seeing that on someone walking down the street!
October 15, 2010 at 6:07 pm
hmmm, not my favorite!
October 15, 2010 at 6:15 pm
October 15, 2010 at 6:52 pm
I like the print, but would have preferred the dress on the bottom pic without the sleeves, with bare arms and shoulders.
Or, in any case, with less wide sleeves.
But the print's really nice.
It reminds me of citrus fruits.
October 15, 2010 at 10:16 pm
I think my grandma had that tablecloth. It was cute as a tablecloth. Sorry, I can only think old lady when I see this. (Not in an endearing way.)
October 15, 2010 at 11:15 pm
Love it, would never wear it. Unless it was scratch n' sniff.
October 15, 2010 at 11:25 pm
I SINCERELY hope I catch sight of someone adorned in these prints. Why? Simply because i cant seem to warm up to it. But that could change in an instant. I love me some Stella McCartney, but not so much this print.
October 15, 2010 at 11:56 pm
Um no! The print itself is fun to look at down the runway, but once it gets on a real person walking down the street, it just looks like walking tablecloth/wall paper.
October 16, 2010 at 9:02 am
Just love it. Ideal for summer in Rio.
October 16, 2010 at 1:43 pm
I liked it on the pants
October 16, 2010 at 9:03 pm
The outfit makes the model look like a walking tropicana juice.
October 17, 2010 at 9:57 am
An old vinyl tablecloth was my first thought
October 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm
I hate the "I-need-a-pork-belly-sandwich-now!" look of the second model…
October 17, 2010 at 6:47 pm
I would rather see this pattern in leggings or a sheath dress. Not too bad if paired with the right things.. Liked it!
October 18, 2010 at 1:04 am
I think its the cut and print together that isn't working for me.
October 18, 2010 at 1:12 am
Alice Q. Foodie
October 18, 2010 at 1:20 am
I don't mind it, but I probably wouldn't wear it.
October 18, 2010 at 10:48 am
Reminds me of Cavalli print from early 00's Summer
October 18, 2010 at 2:02 pm
It reminds me Carmen Miranda. Very Brazilian !!! I like it !! South American Way !!
October 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm
Not the least bit wearable. If it looks bad on these girls, (which it does) then who could actually wear it? That being said, what would fashion be, if not pushing people's buttons! That's the fun part.
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October 18, 2010 at 8:58 pm
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Can I Love it and Hate it?
October 19, 2010 at 3:59 am
hate it!it could be more graphic and flattering to woman's figure.The idea is good, but went sooo wrong..
October 20, 2010 at 1:42 am
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October 20, 2010 at 12:36 pm
Ladies and gentlemen get ready for a new trend for spring… giant fruit prints!!!
October 21, 2010 at 2:59 am
Love it!! It's so much fun!!
October 21, 2010 at 6:07 pm
i think its awwwful and so is the silhouette
October 23, 2010 at 4:33 pm
to be honest, i hated the whole collection. What happened to stella? she used to do great, wearable pieces with a twist, this collection was full of boring wearable pieces and unwearable ones with a twist, this print being a case in point. It worked well on the floaty dress though, i'll give her that, but the rest of the collection? yawn.
October 24, 2010 at 11:45 pm
hate it, not cool at all
October 25, 2010 at 1:00 am
uh, hate it!
October 26, 2010 at 1:16 pm
I love it – its original – no one else is using that pattern!
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October 27, 2010 at 1:42 am
unusual and cool! dunno if i love it though.
October 27, 2010 at 7:46 am
I don't think I like the print on it's own; looks pretty tacky. Maybe I'll like it better if it was simplified and printed on an off-white crop tee, worn with something grungy.
October 27, 2010 at 8:41 am
Trying too hard and failing miserably…my grandma would tell me its too old for her- as a tablecloth!
October 27, 2010 at 3:53 pm
I hate it:: it's horrible
October 27, 2010 at 8:32 pm
So that's where my tablecloth went.
October 29, 2010 at 5:33 am
October 29, 2010 at 2:33 pm
The print is awful, though I love the collor pallette.
October 29, 2010 at 11:30 pm
hmm… not my taste. seems over the top
November 1, 2010 at 7:06 pm
I absolutely hate it
November 2, 2010 at 3:54 pm
Let's be honest, if you saw someone wearing this on the street last year, you would probably laugh. But since it's on the Stella Mccartney runway, suddenly this is what we're told is chic. This proves that anything goes in fashion just wear what you want people!
November 2, 2010 at 3:59 pm
November 4, 2010 at 3:58 pm
Hate. I know that fashion is to be dreamy and expressional of one's style but this is just clownish.
November 7, 2010 at 10:32 am
i hate it. wtf with the lemons?!
November 13, 2010 at 8:04 pm
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November 29, 2010 at 10:04 pm
I kind of hate it cause it looks childishbut in that regard I also find the print refreshing since its not your typical flower or mod printskudos to stella!
December 15, 2010 at 12:11 am
Hate in on both pieces in the first picture. Kind of totally love it in on the tunic in the second!
January 11, 2011 at 5:50 pm
January 17, 2011 at 12:35 pm
As a piece in an outfit I recon it would be pop, worn as it was on the catwalk. A tad too much maybe!