WASHINGTON, D.C – During this year’s DC Fashion Week, the Haitian embassy showcased Haitian-American fashion designers’ collection lines for their first “Diplomacy by Design” event. Four renowned designers of Haitian descent, Prajjé Oscar Jean-Baptiste,Kerby Jean-Raymond, Victor Glemaud and Azède Jean-Pierre, used the occasion to illustrate their creative talent to a diverse audience of dignitaries and…
Over the past several years, an increasing number of Black women have decided to ditch their chemical relaxers and embrace their natural hair. For one Haitian-American woman, embracing the natural hair movement was not enough if there weren’t trusted reliable products that Black women could use that enhanced their curls.
As the closing event to “Haiti Week,” a week full of events honoring Haitian Flag Day, the Embassy of Haiti is hosting the Bien Abyé Les Jardins de la Mode pop-up shop on May 21. Bien Abyé, which means well dressed in Haitian Creole, is a fashion brand that is a combination of a French style…
NEW YORK, NY — On Nov. 5 Bien Abyé fashion designer, Dayanne Danier, hosted “Les Jardins De La Mode,” a pop-up shop in Brooklyn featuring her latest collection of fashion accessories alongside a collection of home goods from Artisan Business Network (ABN), and a new collection of artwork from architect, Eddy Albertini. Founded in 2011, ABN…
Orange is the New Black actress, Vicky Jeudy took home her second SAG Award. Orange is the New Black won the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. An unscripted wardrobe malfunction almost turned the night on its ear when the actress posed with actor Leonardo…
A world-famous fashion designer and sustainable Haitian fashion brand continue to work together to end poverty.
Designer and activist Kenneth Cole has extended his company’s partnership with Deux mains designs, an environmentally friendly Haitian-led social enterprise that provides living-wage income for its sandal makers. Deux mains designs is partly supported by its non-profit counterpart REBUILD globally in Orlando, Florida. REBUILD globally provides marketing and sales support while also scaling the education and capacity-building community programs in Haiti. Its vision is to fight poverty through job creation for and empowerment of impoverished Haitian individuals.
By Rachele Viard
With the theme “Nourrir Haiti” (Feed Haiti), Haiti Fashion Week 2015 transformed Karibe Hotel this weekend into the place to be for Haitian designers and fashion lovers.
The fourth annual fashion event opened Thursday with a morning press conference followed by a pre-runway show introduction by guest-of-honor Stella Jean later that evening.
PORT-AU-PRINCE– The fourth edition of Haiti Fashion Week kicked off today at Karibe Hotel, with the theme Nourrir Haiti (Nurture Haiti).
More than 40 designers from the Caribbean, the United States and Dominican Republic will showcase their collections from Nov. 5 to Nov. 8.
By Rachele Viard
Haiti Fashion Week begins on Nov. 5 with the theme this year Nourrir Haïti (Nurture Haiti).
France, which is well known for its mega fashions houses, and is a reference in international fashion, is the country of honor this year. It will be represented by a cross section of professionals. The guest of honor is prominent Haitian-Italian designer Stella Jean.