Stella Jean presents this collection spring summer 2015 with a strong anthropological history characterized by a succession of Sham cultural. Tissues and their combinations paint a new narrative landscape, where ethical fashion has a central role.
This exploratory creation was born thanks to the growing collaboration with the Initiative of ethical fashion from the Trade Center International (CCI), a United Nations agency. Initiative allowed the use of hand-woven textiles made by women in Burkina Faso and Mali and jewelry made by Haitian artisans.The collection is a statement of intent and confirms the commitment of Jean de Stella in his testimony, sharing and tracking the unimaginable and secular traditions through narrative images. Tones, sometimes epic, sometimes descriptive or ironic, reveal that most history books may say.
Here, the textile act as reporters transmit a collective memory. As a testament to this commitment, the collection presents the elegant and retro doctor bag – borrowed from an Italian doctor – revisited with the colors of the bogolan, the traditional Mali mud cloth and fabric woven hand struck Burkina Faso.
However, collection spring summer 2015 of this Jean Stella is characterized by something new: Returns the emotional Home Designer: Haiti. A country described by André Malraux as “the most amazing experience of the magical art of the 20th century”, Haiti has been unveiled as never before, through “Naive Art”, a movement marked by observing active built around a simple soul.This artistic point of view is the expression of life, nature and spirit, hosted by market women and their daily vanity multi-color, full of dignity. The market, acting as social barometers, is where we can meet these proud vendors adorned with scarves enhancing femininity.
Adding to the hustle and bustle of the market, “tap – tap” buses were also a strong presence to recreate this unique atmosphere. The “tap – tap”, the traditional means of public transport, is also described as ‘pop art on wheels ‘. Adorned with subjects belonging to the tradition religious, popular and historical; ironic phrases, proverbs, or messages; the tap tap are painted by artists who attend art schools specialized in painting of tap tap.Donkeys, another important means of transport and of labour and sugar cane, are also recurring Haitian elements that reappear on prints and fabrics painted by hand, complement the Visual landscape of this collection.
Thus, this collection is an authentic cultural Symposium: a conversation visions and expressions of the distant and contrasting worlds, only in appearance, gathered under an impeccable aesthetics linking Burkina Faso, Haiti, Mali and the Italy. A reversal of Babel.
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