Stella Jean is all about fusion; mixing cultures, patterns, feminine and masculine. The brands style reflects Stella's métissage and Creole heritage: blending old continent cultures with the verve of the new continent. The designer’s signature “Wax & Stripes Philosophy” reflects her own multicultural background. “Wax” represents her maternal roots, Haiti, the first independent black republic in the world, drawing its history in part from West Africa. The masculine “Stripes” present on shirts, symbolize the her father, from Turin.
I can not talk enough about how much I love her work. Her fabulous, fashion fusion incorporates preppy separates with an out of Africa edge via an abundance of Dutch Wax print and an almost haute couture vibe through some serious sculptural dress shapes. Add to this seemingly effortless glamour, beautiful embroidery and detailing with an abundance of jewellery and accessories. Stella Jean is completely up my street.
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