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.
Not ever, never one for minimalism, this is Stella Nova to the max. Go tos are a sheer organza backless dress, an outsize bright green shirt, a sherbet striped quilted vest and an off the shoulder sequin dress. This is a collection consisting entirely of marvellous highlights. Just a joy.