Designer Spotlight: Stella Jean and her multicultural approach

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The half-Haitian, half-Italian fashion designer, Stella Jean, has come out strong with her collections which have been featured in several international  fashion weeks and graced the pages of some of fashion’s most iconic magazines.

This former model fell into design without any sort of training but still managed to get the attention from fashion giants such as Vogue Italia and Giorgia Armani through her multicultural inspired pieces. She opened up to the Telegraph saying, “It was pretty tough at the beginning. I didn’t even know how to buy fabric, pay factories, how much fabric was needed, and so on. But I had constant support from Alta Roma and the editors at Italian Vogue.

SJ 3Her collections have always been inspired greatly by the idea of fusing her mother’s Caribbean background which draws heavily from the West African culture, with her father’s Italian heritage along with his love for stripes. Stella  plans to further include different  cultural styles to her ever eccentric designs.

What we particularly love about her design aesthetic is her use of bold prints which often have an Afrocentric appeal to them. Looking forward to seeing more of her multicultural approach to fashion on the runways!

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Sharon Mundia

Sharon Mundia is the author of the award-winning, personal style blog, This Is Ess. As a fashion fanatic, beauty lover and home decor enthusiast, she will leave you wanting to revamp your closet, home and life in general.

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