Artist Spotlight | Jean Jones

Ask women’s wear designer Jean Jones her fashion philosophy, and it’s pretty simple: “Life is too short to wear clothes that don’t feel right.”

It’s this golden rule that drives her own work as a handweaver meets couturiere with her own luxury line. Known by her fiercely feminine and timeless designs, Jones turns to laces, tweeds, and her own unique handwovens to bring her collections to life. “I prefer to use the best fabrics that I can find, and design and construct clothes in the best way possible,” the designer says. “How you feel every day matters. Wear the best clothes you can.” Jones goes the distance to ensure that anyone wearing her designs will be doing just that. In fact, many of the fabrics used in her lines are sourced from England, France, and Italy—romantic destinations where Jones lived for several years before ultimately planting roots in Austin. With nearly 300 sunny days a year, it’s no surprise Jones credits Austin’s light as the inspiration behind her recently released S/S 2015 line, The Light Collection. Stirred by the optimism bright days often bring, Jones designed a line that features rose-printed dresses, billowing blouses, and a stylish wrap dress any local will vie for that Jones has nicknamed “The Austinite.” You can check out her latest styles at Stella Says Go from April 7th-18th or you can browse any of her lines at


Photography by Paige Newton


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