For her Spring/Summer 16 collection, Italo-Haitian designer, Stella Jean looked to migration as her point of interest and main inspiration. Focusing on prints and patterns associated with Italian migrants who moved to South America, North America, Africa and Europe, resulted in a collection chockfull of saturated colours and rich textures.
Known for blending old continent cultures with the verve of the new continent through the use of juxtaposing uniqueness such as feminine silhouettes and brazen ethnic prints that are too good to pass up, Stella Jean repackaged this signature style to offer a zingy travel story for Spring/Summer 16.
Presenting her collection at Milan Fashion Week in an apt venue, Jean chose the recently opened cultural centre Museo delle Culture (Museum of Cultures), otherwise referred to as Mudec.
The silhouettes were seemingly vintage whilst details strewn throughout included exotic trims in multicoloured raffia, pom-poms and cactus prints. The show concluded with a lineup of retro 50s inspired beachwear, that carried on Jean's signature style with a mash up of prints in fun cuts and colours. Discover the collection in full via our gallery below...