May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Sep 17, 2014
Milan: True to her signature, Italian-haitian designer Stella Jean honed in on her Haitian roots. Colourful, painterly prints featured women in traditional dress, landscape scenery and tropical motifs, which were complemented by lighter polka dots and stripes. A feminine collection overall, the lineup included a plethora of skirt varieties and shirtdresses. Sport jerseys and t-tops added an active element with a slightly boyish feel. This was a presentation that commanded attention and made us long for a taste of the Caribbean. –Deirdre Pérez
Silhouette: Trapeze / Fit-and-flare / Body skimming
Key items: Sport jerseys / Floor-sweeping dresses and skirts / Tee tops / Button-front shirts / Kimono jackets / A-line skirts / Sarong skirts / Pencil skirts / Shirt dresses / Bomber jackets / Full skirts / Cropped trousers / Tailored jackets / All in ones / Shorts / T-tops
Colour: Orange / Rust / Washed blue / Yellow / Aqua / Indigo / Brown / Mint / Raspberry / Lilac
Print & Pattern: Painterly Haitian scenic prints / Polka-dots / Graphic tropical-inspired motifs / Checks / Stripes / Giraffe / Block prints / Fish
Materials & Trim: Cotton blends / Silk blends / Crisp shirting / Satin / Embroidery / Beading
Footwear: Classic pumps / Gladiators / Loafers / Strappy sandals
Accessories: Statement jewelry with donkey and fruit ornaments / Waist-cinching belts / Handwoven bags
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