The style of Stella Jean reflects and evokes her métissage and Creole heritage: blending old continent cultures with the verve of the new continent, marrying the opposites in a femininity well aware of its precious uniqueness. Through the lines of Italian haute couture craftsmanship beats a sensual elegance, proud and aware but never ostentatious. The designer’s signature “Wax & Stripes Philosophy” reflects a mood reminiscent of her own multicultural personal journey, translated into a stylistic point of balance, a synthesis of cultures that overcomes what seems to be diametrically opposed. “Wax” represents her maternal roots, Haiti, the first independent black republic in the world, drawing its history in part from West Africa. The masculine “Stripes” present on shirts, symbolize the her father, from Turin. The “Wax & Stripes Phylosophy” thus professes and projects the culture of encounter: the two cultures never negotiate their own membership, instead mixing in resonse to the needs of the times.