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STELLA PERFORMANCE: Stella Jean will be the second designer to show a collection at Giorgio Armani’s theater in Via Bergognone. The runway show will take place on Sept. 21 at 10:30 a.m.
“The new generation of Italian designers needs our support. It is for this reason that I continue to make my theatre on Via Bergognone available to them,” stated Giorgio Armani. “Stella Jean will be the next designer to organize a fashion show at the Armani/Teatro, and I hope this experience brings her luck.”
“I find this gesture an extraordinary expression of generosity on the part of the designer who has made the history of fashion, standing out for his innovation and his ability to anticipate the times,” stated Jean, who was among the winners of Italy’s Who Is on Next? competition in July 2011 and introduced her first men’s wear collection at the last edition of international trade show Pitti Uomo. “Giorgio Armani is offering concrete support and a strong signal of confidence in emerging creativity. I can guarantee that the energy and enthusiasm that results, in emotional and creative terms, is really extraordinary. I am truly honored and deeply grateful for the opportunity offered to me.”
Last June, during Men’s Fashion Week, Italian upcoming designer Andrea Pompilio was the first to show his spring collection at Giorgio Armani’s theater.