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Stella Jean X Michael Armitage for the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Supporting and promoting cultural diversity and sustainability in fashion: this is the goal of the capsule collection created by the designer Stella Jean and the artist Michael Armitage for the second edition of ArtColLab, a non-profit initiative created by the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.

Stella Jean’s ethical designs and vibrant, Haitian-inspired aesthetic combine with the expressionist style of the internationally renowned artist Michael Armitage. The result? A limited edition of sustainable pure wool jumpers, numbered and certified like works of art, available exclusively on YOOX.

A capsule collection for ArtColLAb

The collection was created for ArtColLab, a non-profit initiative created by the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo that aims to foster collaborations between leading international contemporary artists and designers. The proceeds from the unique, limited edition pieces that are created during the extraordinary meeting of minds will be donated to support a new generation of future leaders in the world of art.

Supporting Beauty and Art

Promoting and preserving beauty in all of its forms. The profits will support the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and the NCAI, Nairobi Contemporary Art Institute, a non-profit visual arts centre dedicated to the growth and conservation of contemporary art in West Africa, founded by Michael Armitage.

The photos are Courtesy of ArtColLab and JI+DOH photography

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Stella Jean is an award winning Italian designer living and working in Rome and recognized as the first Black Italian designer. The basis of Jean's work is multiculturalism applied to ethical fashion, resulting in a cultural fusion of her own métisse identity.

Michael Armitage is a Kenyan born artist living between London and Nairobi. The artist’s work engages with sociopolitical concerns that are facing our contemporary global society. The visual iconography and the narrative history of East Africa lies at the heart of his practice.

The Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, founded in Turin in 1995, is an internationally recognized exhibition center, as well as an educational institution, with a strong identity as an observatory on the artistic trends and cultural languages of our time.