Stella Jean presented her Autumn Winter 2017/18 collection during the Milan Fashion Week. Inspired by Cold War, the collection features the details taken from the U.S. Army mixed with figurative prints and hand paintings of the Russian counterpart.
When the aurora borealis and the Siberian winds give way to the charm of the nearest East, crossroads of ancient cultures, the smell of the conflict becomes acrid and breaks into the collection with a piece full of history and meaning, to remind us that the war has never been so cold. The “Propaganda” clutch bag, conceived in Damascus and inspired by a backgammon box, a popular traditional game in Syria, is the light baggage of those who are fleeing and bringing along a distillation of knowledge, memory and hope. In the desert of destruction, this minaudière, symbol of resilience in terms of manufacture, workmanship and journeying, was made in a craft workshop in Damascus and, hidden in an overnight truck, continued its journey to Beirut and reached Italy (Milan), to become the “megaphone” of a culture that does not want to succumb. – from Stella Jean
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