Style is a way of life in Italy that is revered and envied around the world. Italian lifestyle evokes many images, from an aperitivo in a Roman piazza to a glass of wine in the rolling hills of Tuscany to shopping in the stylish streets of Milan and soaking up the postcard perfection of the Amalfi Coast.

Italians exude an elegant and effortless style that’s been perfected over centuries, it is a quiet confidence in their achievements in art, philosophy, culture, food, and fashion. Italy is a country where police uniforms are designed by iconic fashion houses and the streets are raceways of classic cars.


So it doesn’t come as a surprise that of the top 100 luxury fashion brands, in the world, 24 of those are Italian. The fashion industry is the beating heart of the Made in Italy brand, thanks to its designers and artisans that are global trailblazers in luxury apparel and footwear.

The successful integration of design and production have made Italy the second biggest exporter of apparel in the world. Key to the sector are the textiles that are sourced with meticulous attention to detail and symbolise quality and tradition.


Join Aki Choklat, Chair of Fashion Design at the College for Creative Studies, and esteemed fashion designer Stella Jean for a captivating discussion on the intersection of her Italian and Haitian heritage, the extraordinary Stella Jean brand, and her tireless efforts to promote diversity and inclusion within the Italian fashion system.

With a steadfast focus on sustainability and multiculturalism, Jean's designs embody her deep commitment to social responsibility. As a UN Goodwill Ambassador, she leads the "Laboratorio delle Nazioni" sustainable development platform and is the founder of "We Are Made in Italy," a consultancy platform dedicated to driving diversity and inclusion in the fashion industry.

Don't miss this invaluable opportunity to gain insights into Jean's inspiring work and contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding a more inclusive fashion industry.

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