Haiti Fashion Week will promote Haitian Designers Internationally

Haiti Fashion Week, October 30 to November 2, 2014 Haiti Fashion Week (HFW) is celebrating its third annual event from October 30 to November 2, 2014 at Petion-Ville's Karibe Hotel Convention Center. The 2014 theme will emphasize how cultural heritage informs modern fashion. Projections are 10,000 people will participate in HFW.

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Haiti has become a beacon of influence in the world of fashion in the Caribbean and Latin American regions. President and Founder of HFW Maguy Durce commented, ". . . Haiti Fashion Week continues to play . . . a critical role in building awareness about its potential internationally . . ." She added the fashion world is excited to be a part of the partnership with the forward-looking Haitian fashion industry. Durce, designer Maelle Figaro David, and Artist Director Michel Chataigne put together the event. The initiative of the Haitian Center for Business Support and Promotion and the Haitian, partnering with the Haitian Network of Designers, received sponsorship from the European Union to fund HFW, through its Programme European de Soutien aux Initiatives Culturelles (PESIC). PESIC will collaborate with Centre Haitien d'Appui et de Promotion d'Entreprises along with the Haitian and Mexican governments.

The first day of the event will showcase the fashions of 40 talented designers and guest appearances will be made by the international glitterati. The daily marketplace will be open to event participants to purchase fashion merchandise and attend several workshops on marketing and advertising campaigns to advance Haiti's burgeoning fashion industry, attract investors, and reach international markets.

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