Beauty & Style

LA Fashion Week Features Haitian Brand, LeVenity
Beauty & Style, Latest News

LA Fashion Week Features Haitian Brand, LeVenity

Meet Brooklyn bred, Texas living, LA bound, Haitian-American designer Venny Etienne.  Etienne is the designer extraordinaire behind LeVenity whose SS16 line will be featured this Friday at LA Fashion week.  Q&A Haitian Times Style: How long have you been designing clothes? Venny Etienne: I have been designing for about 5 years now. HTS: What does the name LeVenity…

Project Runway’s Haitian Designer, Merline Labissiere, Makes Top 6!
Beauty & Style, Latest News

Project Runway’s Haitian Designer, Merline Labissiere, Makes Top 6!

Project Runway’s 14th season is winding down from 16 designers to just six and Haitian-American designer, Merline Labissiere, is among the top contenders.  With a dual degree in architecture and fashion design, Labissiere continues to push the envelope by combing the two and splashing it with some Haitian-influenced colors. However, that’s not all she’s got up her…

Designer Vicki Sylvain Wins First Ever PowerUp Kreyol Business Plan Competition
Beauty & Style, Latest News

Designer Vicki Sylvain Wins First Ever PowerUp Kreyol Business Plan Competition

The PowerUp! Kreyol Business Plan Competition announced it’s first ever winner on Monday, Sept. 28 and she’s from the fashion world!. Vicki Sylvain, designer of the Shoe-B, snagged the $5,000 grand prize followed by 2nd and 3rd place winners Nathalie Guillaume of Healing Happy Hour, and Hardy Hyppolite of Kreyol Kwizin. Sylvain was one out of 14 contestants vying for the prize.

Beyonce BeyGood Shirts Support Pediatric Care in Haiti
Beauty & Style, News, STYLE NEWS

Beyonce BeyGood Shirts Support Pediatric Care in Haiti

By Lara Falcone

In a humanitarian effort last month, Beyonce visited Haiti to survey the progress made since the deadly 2010 earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince claiming up to 300,000 lives. After discovering that St. Damien Pediatric Hospital in Taberre has been suffering from a lack of funding, Beyonce decided to sell her popular BeyGood charity shirt online, giving proceeds from the sales directly to the hospital.

Haiti Seeks To Extend Duty-Free Textile Agreement
Beauty & Style, News, STYLE NEWS

Haiti Seeks To Extend Duty-Free Textile Agreement

By Lara Falcone

Last week the Haiti’s Center for the Facilitation of Investments (CFI) and Association of Industries of Haiti signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Inter-American Development Bank to ensure support in renewing the existing duty-free trade agreement with the United States.

The clothing industry plays a critical role in Haiti’s economy, with garments accounting for 90 percent of the country’s exports to the United States. In 2014, $854.3 million worth of textiles and apparel were shipped to the U.S.

Top 5 Stella Jean Celeb Looks
Beauty & Style

Top 5 Stella Jean Celeb Looks

Haitian-Italian fashion designer Stella Jean came onto the scene a few years ago and captivated our attention with her bold, eye-catching prints. Her designs are influenced by her Haitian heritage and Italian upbringing. Her pieces are all statement making ones, and it’s no wonder that some of the world’s top celebrities have flocked to her…

Beauty & Style

Fanm Djamn: Celebrating Women Through Fashion

Fanm Djanm Girls from Brooklyn Independent Media on Vimeo. By Tadia Toussaint For many, fanm djamn are simply two words that translate from Haitian Kreyol meaning strong woman.  For fashion blogger Paola Mathé, it’s far more complex. Mathé, creator of Fanm Djamn headwraps drew inspiration from her Haitian culture, celebrating women everywhere by sharing her…

1 2 3 4