For Fall, designer Stella Jean not only wowed with her creative + signature use of prints, two themes that resonated just as loudly throughout the collection were boxing + hunting.
Comprised of several coats, jackets, sweaters, drop waist dresses, sweaters, midi + maxi dresses + a sprinkling of wide leg trousers, you can’t help but get lost in the details of each look. By applying the covetable satin elasticized waistband often found on a boxing shorts, emblazoned with Stella’s surname ‘JEAN’, at times above a drawstring, hinted at a casual feel to the look. Other times, this same waistband appeared as an elastic belt, over an interesting printed pantsuit, with a contrasting patterned top bearing a high lace collar (pic 1, row 3). Another way Jean took Fall to the boxing ring was by reiterating boxing shoes, in color blocked suede boots with laces + a square toe. The designer then played around with the hunting motif of mallard ducks flying across sheer + gray plaid midi skirts, worn over a longer length shirt dress, peeking from below. Vintage lunch bag purses subtly reinforced the hunting vibe of other looks as well.
Another thing about this collection was its uncanny transport in time to the Seventies, with zipper front collar sports shirts, with color blocking, tucked into a maxi tied patterned skirt.
Overall, the collection is very wearable + sure to push many to rip the waistbands off boxing shorts, just to appear they belong to the cool Stella Jean squad for Fall!
(via VOGUE RUNWAY)