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Posted: 2 years ago

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Stella Jean

A new brand to Epitome and quickly becoming a favourite is Stella Jean. The current Spring/Summer ’15 collection is bursting with colour, print, and elegant shapes. We are extremely excited to be stocking this designer who has been described by Vogue as “the fashion capital’s [Milan] rising star”.

Jean studied Political Science at Sapienza University in Rome; however, she dropped out before completing her degree. She then began her career within the fashion industry; not as a designer, but as a model. She later turned to design and presented her debut collection at Milan Fashion Week in 2012.

The designer: Stella Jean

Both her Haitian & Italian roots influence Stella’s collections and signature “Wax & Stripes Philosophy”. Her maternal Haitian roots represent the ‘waxprints’ of West Africa which feature batik printed, colourful cotton, whilst her paternal Italian roots represent ‘stripes’ found on masculine tailoring such as shirts.

Stella Jean’s eccentric pieces are styled together creating a pattern clash which gives the designer a unique and instantly recognisable image. This, along with the figure flattering feminine tailoring, makes the designer’s garments a must have statement for every wardrobe.

Stella Jean's current collection is a favourite with celebrities such as Beyonce who can be seen in the image below wearing a printed skirt by the Haitian-Italian designer.

Come in store or go to www.epitomeofedinburgh.com to take a look at the pieces we have available from Stella Jean's Spring Summer 2015 collection.

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