Stella Jean’s style reflects and evokes her métissage and Creole heritage, in which the cultures from the old continent blend with the proud verve of the new continent. This marriage of opposites creates an ensemble that is tuned-in to its own precious uniqueness. Convergence and exchange are the fundamental points of origin, sustained by the need to convey a new concept of multiculturalism applied to fashion, which promotes cultural crossover without ever compromising one’s own identity.
The principles of an intentional, but never ostentatious, elegance are developed and expressed through sharp Italian artisanal tailoring. A mood whose uniqueness is revealed as a reflection of the designer’s personal multiculturalism, translated into the “Wax & Stripes Philosophy”, her veritable signature style. A balance is maintained while simultaneously assimilating and transcending diametrically opposed cultures. A symbol of how appearances can deceive and then become the benchmark.
Stella Jean creates her collections based on the same narrative structure typical of a story. Everything originates with an inner journey; the pursuit of an identity that strikes a balance between white and black, between capitals and chains. An impossible quest that evolves into the creation of a new and unclassifiable identity; a (subversive) means of communicating through pictures that tell a story, in which stylings represent the pages and each one must have enough substance to make full sense on its own. And from the cradle of civilisation the story evolves and each collection develops by way of new nations and latitudes, each time seemingly in complete contrast with each other. And it’s the styling that makes every single look readable. In a cultural crossover that never results in parody or caricature, they are a constant reminder that knowledge and respect should never be subordinate to location, but must exist in and of themselves.CHECK OUT HER SUMMER SPRING 2016 COLLECTION