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MFW SS16: Stella Jean

MFW SS16: Stella Jean

Vivid voyage

Text: Cai Mei Khoo

Image: Imaxtree

Stella Jean takes us on a fashion voyage with her SS16 presentation—an eclectic display of textures and colours

Retaining her signature prints and oversized silhouettes, Stella Jean SS16 was inspired by a journey, an 'exodus of the Italian migrant', with Italy as the port of departure.

Vivid colours were further enhanced by multi-tiered flounces and raffia ruffles, accessorised with handmade papier-mâché visors (made in Haiti by the artist Moro Baruk), and metal earcuffs in the shape of tree frogs and macaws, further invoking a sense of the exotic—wherever life may take the Stella Jean girl.

The show closed with a collection of '50s-inspired swimwear—bikini tops paired with high-waisted bottoms, some worn with a ruffled belt around the waist.