Stella McCartney to return to London Fashion Week
British designer Stella McCartney will show a one-off range as she returns to London Fashion Week next year although she will continue to show her main range in Paris, it was revealed Thursday.
The designer, who counts Hollywood stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet as fans, will show the range on February 18 during the unveiling of the 2012 autumn/winter 2012 collections.
The news, released by London Fashion Week's organisers, is a boost to the British capital, which trails behind Paris, Milan and New York in the league of international shows.
London's status has been put further under threat by a change to the fashion calendar which means that in September 2012, Milan will overlap New York by a day, and run over the entire duration of London Fashion Week.
London was also celebrating the news that the Alexander McQueen diffusion line McQ, featuring its signature tartan designs, is to show in the capital next season for the first time.
The British designer took his own life last year, but his designs remain highly popular.
© 2011 AFP