Stella Jean employed a potpourri of Rajasthan-inspired colors and fabrics for fall. She tempered the Indian influences, flitting between European and Indian styles and mixing culturally diverse prints and patterns.
The designer constructed soft woolen pants with subtle jodhpur effects, which fell nonchalantly on leather and paisley-patterned ankle boots. They not only felt chic but looked easy to style, be it with a cropped duffle coat, knitted sweaters in slim, slightly elongated silhouettes, or more sophisticated, bathrobe-y blazers with cozy shawl-collars done in velvet.
Somehow, a Nehru-collared overcoat done in brushed wool, its blue and white patterns mimicking the shape of mirror embroideries, didn’t look jarring paired with edgy trousers in black and yellow chenille checks. This was a rich and fun collection, confirming Jean, who only ventured into men’s wear in 2013, as a serious young name on the Milan calendar.