Haiti Celebrates First Fashion Week With Three Dozen Designers, Bold Collections

Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP

 

While the entire Caribbean is known for regular celebrations, colorful people and beautiful beaches, the country of Haiti has had a less joyous couple of years. In an effort to redeem the spirit of the once French colonized country, the European Union sponsored the first Haiti Fashion Week in Port-au-Prince.

 

 

The event that ended on Sunday, drew over three dozen designers with visitors coming from neighboring islands and all over the world.  “[Haiti has] a very strong culture, and that in some sense has to be reflected in the fashion,” Dominican designer Socrates McKinney told The Washington Post. As expected the designer’s showed eclectic lines filled with bold prints, intricate beading and carefree cuts. Hats off to the country for reviving itself in a fashionable and fun way!

 

 

-Danielle Kwateng
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