MFW gave me the chance to discover an unforgettable collection. You rarely fall in love at first sight with clothes you’d like to wear immediately, especially when you have the privilege of experiencing a sneak peek one year before, as during any fashion show or presentation. During these particular moments clothes are at their early stages: no longer drawings but not yet products. Ready to captivate unconscious in the best case scenarios.
Milan was overwhelmed by snow and freezing temperatures in this Women fashion Saturday, but an explosion of color was ready to warm me up.
The protagonist of MFW is definitely A/W 2013-14 Stella Jean Collection hosted by the Galleria Marco Rossi.
The event was powered by studio Re Public Relations. I could feel the magic in Stella’s magnetism and attraction. A unique stylist silently contemplating her work from a distance, without ostentations.
Silent creative flair given by her presence, without words. They are useless, because clothes say it all.
Stella describes her collection talking about a research path throughout the continents, voluntarily starting from the oxymoron of the linear European fantasies of sartorial structures, then visiting the hearts of Amerindian culture, pushing onwards to the African coasts and finally fading in the endless Gobi desert.
The outfits, including four male looks, are presented together with Sergi Barnils works, celestial and human spirit, vivid drawings, that seem to be specifically made to let Stella Jean’s creations live and communicate out of their multiethnic horizons, soaked in a cold and monochromatic Milan. But the city was ready to open up to clothes and artistic shades from the world.
Lorenzo Jovanotti was fascinated by Stella too. He was wearing one of her suits he found in New York windows in his last video. If you paraphrase his new single, this collection teaches us to undertake an evolutionary tension, an unconscious path between far away cultures which inevitably elevate and influence us.