Stella Nova is an imaginary muse. In the past, Trine Skoller’s collections have been almost like concept albums with a journey or experience of the putative Stella providing very specific inspiration. Stella Nova, the brand not the imaginary heroine, is based in Copenhagen. There are some classic Danish elements to the collections: think of the interplay of traditional masculine and feminine shapes; outsize collars and ruffles; a joy in prettiness but an aversion to the saccherine.
The colours are dialled down a notch for the Autumn. We loved the interplay of textures (fake fur, quilted satins, mohairs and shiny silvers) in rich browns, blacks and creams. Loving the Mathine coat, the Odina two tone dress and the Oda denim bustier.