oday I’m musing the amazing fashion designer, Azede Jean-Pierre who hails from the beautiful island of Haiti *related article here*. Her self-titled label embodies freedom, one important word that comes to the mind when one thinks about the spirit of my Haitian brothers and sisters.
From a tender age Jean-Pierre got into sketching which eventually blossomed her into the eclectic inspiring designer she is today. Jean-Pierre’s line has a bohemian feel with a touch of structured fits that can be paired and worn to a business event or work. She even had the former First Lady Michelle Obama in pieces from her collection, now how dope is that!
Jean-Pierre combines her talents with philanthropy by recently partnering with Haitian business owners in order to design free uniforms for 12 schools within the island.
On her recent trip back to Haiti she jumped at the opportunity to mentor local artisans and entrepreneurs guiding and offering her insights. She also showed appreciation and making these talented people aware that there is indeed an international market for them.
Jean-Pierre also connected with a number of influential people and organizations that do a great deal for the country and its people.
With education being the key to sucess and Jean-Pierre’s design skills matched with local artists. It was safe to say the stance was pretty clear and that was to create school uniforms for the underprivileged.
I know that this initiative is going to help out a lot of parents and children. I mean speaking from personal experience when you look good you feel good and ultimately will create a state of mind for learning.
Jean-Pierre is expected to work with local artists to produce these uniforms and is expected to come into effect for the upcoming school year 2017-2018.
I am really here for this and I absolutely love that she is using her talents to give back and not just signing a check like some would do. She’s not afraid to get down and dirty. There is no assistant doing the work, Pierre is and she is facing and interacting with her people and I admire her for that. You go girl!
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