Every time I see Stella Jean’s new designs, the excitement is overwhelming + her Fall collection is no exception. There were many looks most might think were overly saturated in pattern, however, I didn’t mind one bit. A designer known for her exploration of cultural references, for this collection, the show’s notes cited a ‘geisha + mannish attitude’ as the point of narrative, which was obvious by several obi-belted kimono dresses . The designer hinting at masculinity included a windowpane pattern often identified with a man’s suit, along with several tailored looks including jackets + skirts.
(photos: Davide Maestri)