Haitian-Italian designer Stella Jean presented her Spring Summer 2015 Women collection during Milan Fashion Week. The collection is a declaration of intent and confirms Stella Jean’s commitment to testifying, sharing and tracing back unimaginable and secular traditions through narrative images.
The tones, sometimes epic, at others descriptive or ironic, reveal more than what history books can tell. Here, the textiles act as reporters conveying a collective memory. As a testimony to this engagement, the collection introduces the elegant and retro Doctor Bag – borrowed from an Italian doctor – revisited with the colours of bogolan, the traditional mud-cloth from Mali, and the striped hand-woven fabric from Burkina Faso.
Yet this Stella Jean’s Spring Summer 2015 collection is characterized by something new: the emotional return of the designer to her home: Haiti. This collection is an authentic cultural symposium: a conversation of visions and expressions of distant and contrasting worlds only in appearance, united under an impeccable aesthetic linking Burkina Faso, Haiti, Mali and Italy. A reversal of Babel.
Watch Stella Jean Full Show Spring Summer 2015 Milan by Fashion Channel
“Haiti is more than just devastation”
– Italo-Haitian designer Stella Jean
[via L’union Suite]