Benetton have launched their new collection, 'The Beauty of Mixing' by Stella Jean. The Navajo inspired knits and accessories in vibrant prints are all we want to wrap up in this winter! 

By Rebecca Brennan

The Italian-Haitian designer Stella Jean emerged onto the fashion scene after winning Vogue Italia's Young Fashion Designer award in 2011. Her designs embrace both her Creole heritage and the polish of Italian high fashion. It is the first time the brand has collaborated with an external designer and so, it was important to find someone with similar values and aesthetic. The combination of stylish knitwear and traditional craftsmanship has resulted in a unique but wearable range.

The capsule collection will launch in the Benetton Stephen's Green flagship store and online on December 1 and features cashmere and mohair knitted coats, jumpers, dresses, and skirts in a variety of colourful, ethnic prints. Some of the accessories were made in partnership with a community of Haitian and Ethiopian artisans and are adorned with the Yei motif, a Native American symbol of protection for the wearer of the garment. This collaboration seems to perfectly encapsulate Benetton's ethos of sustainable, quality clothing and their promotion of traditional crafts and minorities.

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Stella Jean for Benetton coat for €239. Available in Stephen's Green store and at Benetton.com from December 1.

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Stella Jean for Benetton Maxi Cardigan for €239. Available in Stephen's Green store and at Benetton.com from December 1.

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Stella Jean for Benetton skirt for €189. Available in Stephen's Green store and at Benetton.com from December 1.

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Stella Jean for Benetton jumper for €119. Available in Stephen's Green store and at Benetton.com from December 1.

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Stella Jean for Benetton jumper for €109. Available in Stephen's Green store and at Benetton.com from December 1.

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Stella Jean for Benetton bag for €119. Available in Stephen's Green store and at Benetton.com from December 1.