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Haitian Designer Victor Glemaud Leaving His Mark in the Fashion World

By Elizabeth Hazard

Haitian-born designer Victor Glemaud has steadily created a buzz around his work, earning him accolades from Women’s Wear Daily to Vogue to the New York Times. This past New York Fashion Week, Glemaud showcased his Fall 2019 collection that featured a range of all-knit styles and showed just why his first line of sweaters sold out within a week at Henri Bendel’s over ten years ago. The designer is still very much creating what are sure-to-be more sold-out looks.

Glemaud is known for his colorful, bold-print knitwear and this is precisely what he showcased at the presentation of his Ready-to-Wear Fall 2019 collection, which he aptly titled “School Daze.” Collegiate looks were showcased in the form of brightly-hued and boldly-striped varsity-esque and crewneck sweaters, flared pants, dresses and skirts; all easy to mix and match with other pieces. The Haitian-born designer was overjoyed with the presentation.

“I’m feeling so happy. I’m loving today and this presentation and the reaction to it,” he said to WWD.

He studied design at FIT and after several roles in the industry, he launched his eponymous collection in 2006. Glemaud has been recognized for his coveted knitwear creations and this most recent collection is no different. His presentation, held at Spring Studios, took a different approach than the typical models walking the runway. Instead Glemaud showcased his designs on life-sized images from the look book. The campaign featured the striking Trans actress Indya Moore who is having a sensational breakout year with her role in Pose. Speaking to Vogue, Glemaud described his collection as “Autumnal bliss.”

Elizabeth Hazard

Elizabeth Hazard

Elizabeth Hazard is a writer, producer and photography editor in New York City. Her work has appeared in various publications and websites. She frequently writes about art & culture, fashion and history.
Elizabeth Hazard
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Jul. 07, 2019

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