E pluribus unum
Stella Jean anticipates the aesthetics of the 3.0 society with the concept of cultural hybridity
At the core of Stella Jean’s FW 2016-2017 collection there is the multiracial equation based on the theory of cultural hybridity, in which the forms and colors of garments are nothing but the different degrees of geographical latitudes and disparate traditions, and they represent the variables of opposing cultures talking together in the same look.
A conversion in favor of a much more intricate concept, unbelievable result of many intersections: it is an "identity-crossroads" in which the thorny issue of membership can no longer be trivially ghettoed to simple physiognomy, but must be bound to the spaces where one grew up and "socialized", starting from those scattered places that have marked the biography of us all. Therefore, diversity becomes a necessary function of social evolution in the prospect of a new, kaleidoscopic and forward-looking cultural richness.
Antonio Dikele Distefano is the perfect personification of this vision. Antonio is a 23 year-old Italian young man, African from Busto Arsizio, author of the literary success of the year “Fuori piove, dentro pure, passo a prenderti?” a disenchanted book about diversity seen as a benefit, with no need to keep saying that we are all equal, because "we ain’t all equal, but everyone can succeed anyway".