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.
And so the year continues. Pre Fall 23, in contrast to the Fall of its title, is an exuberant celebration of late Summer nights in Italy. Think ice cream and espresso martinis. Think fluid and frothy and sharp and moody. This is the season of the dress: from cute and flirty to long and elegant. Sophia Loren in the Trinke dress. Monica Vitti in the Sunniva. Monica Bellucci in the Nynne.