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Haitian Designer Runs New Fashion Brand in Vietnam
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Haitian Designer Runs New Fashion Brand in Vietnam

A new fashion brand, with a combination of French, Caribbean and Vietnamese styles, made its debut in Hanoi, by a Haitian designer, who has shared her love with the Southeast nation country.

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Haitian-American Designer-Philanthropist: How Azede Jean-Pierre Succeeds Through Hybridization
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Haitian-American Designer-Philanthropist: How Azede Jean-Pierre Succeeds Through Hybridization

What will Michelle Obama and thousands of Haitian schoolchildren have in common? They’ll have been dressed by Azede Jean-Pierre. The 30 Under 30 philanthropist and fashion designer designed both Michelle Obama’s dress for her Essence cover and is designing uniforms for Haitian elementary schools. Though Azede Jean-Pierre only lived in Haiti for the first six…

Capsule Collection Highlights Resiliency of Haitian Women
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Capsule Collection Highlights Resiliency of Haitian Women

“The Lotus collection is exactly what it is,” said designer and founder, Joelle Fontaine. “So if you think about the lotus flower, you know, she’s kind of like the flower that grows in unfavorable conditions. And I think that’s what the I am Kreyol woman represents. She represents someone who is resilient, who’s bold, who’s strong. She’s able to grow in an area where most wouldn’t expect her to grow.”

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