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Having offered yet another stellar collection at runway
designer, Stella Jean
continues as a raising star in the fashion cosmos.
For the past few seasons, I anticipate her runway presentations
and once again it is worth the wait.
(image from livemaster.ru):
designer, Stella Jean
From her debut collection (September 2012 at Milan Fashion Week)
to the present-
her design aesthetics remains true to a loving embrace of
her Caribbean and European heritage.
Of Haitian (her mother) and Italian (her father) parentage,
Ms. Jean marries sartorial qualities from this varied familial exposure:
vibrant colours/prints with tailoring craftsmanship.
Her talents were immediately noticed and championed by
legendary designer Giorgio Armani.
For Milan Fashion Week, s/s ’14
Mr. Armani honoured the new designer by selecting her
to present at Teatro Armani, his 550 seat show space.
This was certainly sign of high praise indeed.
Ms. Jean’s creations are mirror to her own multi-cultural reflection.
Hers is a welcomed interpretation of fashion as global perspective:
“I want to communicate through clothes a concept of opposite worlds and traditions fusing together in a sophisticated way and standing side by side with equal importance, not covering the other up.” (quote from vogue.co.uk)
For her a/w ’15 collection
Ms. Jean adds hints of Himalayan dress
into the cultural aesthetic mix with fabrication and tassel adornments.
Her design attitude is celebratory, joyous, vivid, uplifting.
Melting pot of fashion, design ingredients
a melding of cultural dress references
a masculine / feminine mix of design attitude
a wink at various fashion eras:
’60s flower power vibe, ’50s in full-swing ‘poodle skirt’, ‘
’90s grudge Seattle wear
an explosion of colour and mixed fabrication
an exciting collection with a definite wow factor
(images from style.com):
From the Himalayas with a ’60s vibe
Favlook – Lookfav Focus Favourite
’50s full-swing ‘poodle skirt’ inspiration with wooly jumper
vibrant colours / patterns (signature Stella Jean!)
Cue the calf-high socks with peep toe heel shoes (t)
and with slip-on trainers (b)
A take on plaid – Seattle grunge wear
accessorised with textile necklace (t)
double-breast orange wool coat with fur collar detail (b)
Plaid it is
tailored, long length pencil with decorative detail at hem
Print/Pattern Mix (PPM)
Trouser fashion: oversizing
with gathered top waist and knitted tasseled skirt overlay (b)