The gardens at Dubai’s Park Hyatt came alive on Thursday evening with models dancing across the lawn to live music, against a backdrop of lanterns and Union Jack flags. The event was held to mark Stella McCartney’s first professional visit to the region. The British designer presented her Spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection during a theatrical showcase at a private soirée, which featured models playing scrabble, foosball, and billiards while decked out in the designer’s new season threads. Meanwhile, across the lawn, models demonstrated yoga and spinning on stationary bikes around the pool while wearing the Adidas by Stella McCartney Spring 2016 collection.
In our exclusive interview with Stella McCartney she explained, “I want women to feel good about themselves and have confidence in what they are wearing, so people notice the woman wearing an amazing dress and not just the dress.” Indeed, the fashion show displayed more than just clothes; it also showcased women’s active lifestyles.