Haitian-Italian Designer Stella Jean Kicks Off Milan Fashion Week With Color

stella jean Port-au-Prince Jersey

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.

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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

Football jersey for team Port-au-Prince Designed by Stella Jean

Football jersey for team Port-au-Prince Designed by Stella Jean

“Haiti is more than just devastation”

– Italo-Haitian designer Stella Jean

[via L’union Suite]

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