A brave and sophisticated collection which conceptually and instinctively overcomes all time and space
boundaries, going towards new and exciting destinations. The theme of the journey, together with
sociocultural suggestions, shapes a collection that has bon-ton humour as conditio sine qua non. A serious but
still light-hearted exercise that matches those two "primary colours" with all the nuances in the world, with
limitless grace and futuristic ladylike suggestions. The outfits on the catwalk prove the extraordinary richness of
the multicultural roots of their designer, through a singular and intensely suggestive style.
The Hawaiian print cotton shirt discovers a mannish-chic personality and is worn with oversize accessories of nonchalant and spontaneous femininity. Waxed cotton docks on the coasts of Brittany and impertinently wears a striped shirt for a bizarre mariniére effect. The beach jacket in terry cloth, in the most exquisite Fifties spirit, experiments with silk lining with stripes and polka dots, becoming the co-protagonist of a metropolitan reactionary movement. Chemisiers in brightly coloured waxed cotton and mannish pinstripes alternate with chic little numbers in waxed fabrics, made precious by dainty lace collars and by hats of substantial size. Jewels and accessories complete the looks by adding an extravagant and very glamorous touch: the bangles in terry cloth and gilt studs are worn in numbers, alternating with Fifties-style tube bangles with big bells, for a choreographic chargé effect. The pochettes become maxi envelopes in wicker, waxed cotton and terry cloth, decorated with small studs.
The unmistakable style of the "Wax & Stripes phylosophy" which makes Stella Jean's creative universe so distinctive is re-launched and renewed by the choice and the combination of elements which appear to be in open antithesis. The matching of oxymorons highlight a strong stylistic consistency and make for a harmonious, multicoloured and joyous marriage.
And so it keeps being…
….as you like it.
Stella Jean is a young and talented Italo-Haitian designer who began her career in fashion by working as a model for Egon Von Fürstenberg, but soon discovered her real creative calling. Her clothes must tell something about her, but at the same time their function is to make their wearer beautiful. Since July 2011, when she was one of the winners of the prestigious Who's On Next contest, her collections keep being cherished by the international press and the buyer world. The refined and precious mood of Stella Jean designs is unceasingly inspired by her multiculturalism, which she translates into her very own, unmistakable style: the "Wax & Stripes" Philosophy". Sold globally in the most important fashion stores and worn by the most elegant women in the world, they are an extremely personal interpretation of a timeless style.