PARIS…Stella McCartney’s position on animal products in fashion is no secret, but the absence of these materials never diminishes her ability to produce a rich and textural collection. For F/W 08, many of the pieces were fashioned from grey felt, for a thick, yet modern effect. Tonal, cowl-neck outerwear and even off the shoulder mini-dresses appeared in the fabric, displaying a surprising versatility for this material. A long parade of dresses finished the collection, including a few standout creations that looked like over-size, chunky lace. Always a collection to watch, this winter mix is full of creative inspirations for fabric, pattern and cut.