Pursuing his program of support for Italian creativity and fashion, Giorgio Armani will host another fashion show of a promising young designer at the Armani/Teatro during Milan Womenswear Fashion Week. Armani recently hosted Andrea Pompilio within Milan Menswear Shows in June (see Sportswear International's previous coverage here).

The designer selected for the 2014 Spring/Summer season is Stella Jean. Born in Rome and of Haitian heritage, Stella Jean has a unique, personal style, in which métissage and bon ton create a new idea of contemporary elegance.

“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. Stella Jean will be the next designer to organise a fashion show at the Armani/Teatro, and I hope this experience brings her luck,” said Giorgio Armani.

“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. 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 honoured and deeply grateful for the opportunity offered to me,” said Stella Jean.