Stripes, Vichy checks, African wax and hand-painted motifs clashed on Stella Jean’s spring runway. The Rome-based designer, born of a Haitian mother and Italian father, showed her knack for bringing together disparate influences with brightly colored looks that read like a travel diary.

Pannier skirts inspired by the voluminous silhouettes of the early Sixties were paired with loose-fitting jackets. These contrasted with masculine elements like fitted trenchcoats in fabrics including a striped canvas from Burkina Faso, and checked shirts worn under sheath dresses in vibrant patterns.

If the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink aesthetic was a trifle repetitive, there were still plenty of nice pieces in the mix — the flared pants in African patterns and some terrific coats and jackets, in particular.

A rising star of the Italian fashion scene, Stella Jean is the first women’s designer to show a collection at Giorgio Armani’s theater in Via Bergognone. The designer took her bow wearing a T-shirt that read: “Grazie Mr. Armani, Stella.”

Stripes, Vichy checks, African wax and hand-painted motifs clashed on Stella Jean’s spring runway. The Rome-based designer, born of a Haitian mother and Italian father, showed her knack for bringing together disparate influences with brightly colored looks that read like a travel diary.

Pannier skirts inspired by the voluminous silhouettes of the early Sixties were paired with loose-fitting jackets. These contrasted with masculine elements like fitted trenchcoats in fabrics including a striped canvas from Burkina Faso, and checked shirts worn under sheath dresses in vibrant patterns.

If the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink aesthetic was a trifle repetitive, there were still plenty of nice pieces in the mix — the flared pants in African patterns and some terrific coats and jackets, in particular.

A rising star of the Italian fashion scene, Stella Jean is the first women’s designer to show a collection at Giorgio Armani’s theater in Via Bergognone. The designer took her bow wearing a T-shirt that read: “Grazie Mr. Armani, Stella.”

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