If ever a designer has won the right to have team GB in front row it is Stella McCartney. With Victoria Pendleton, Louis Smith and Ellie Simmonds mingling with dad Paul and Kate Moss in her usual show space, Palais Garnier, it was another coolly confident triumph for the Brit designer.
A fresh palette of white, spearmint and her fab indigo blue was joined by upbeat bursts of tangerine that was somehow never too heavy, appearing as gossamer light elliptical shapes on micro pleated tube dresses.
White gauze knits were worked into tube skirts and oversized blousons, monochrome and deep olive animal prints appeared on fluid casual shirts and pants, and delicate diamond anglais made light work of pretty alone dresses and pencil skirts.
Stella toyed with the suggestion of form and skin, with fabrications playing visual peekaboo: sheer organza, layered silk and the thinnest gauze knits.
The accessories? Divine see through clutches like bevilled jewels held in the hand and possible the bag of the season so far: a utility olive satchel. The shoes were weighty Lucite platforms. A refreshing sorbet of a show.
By Eilidh MacAskill