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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.

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.

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Haiti fashion week from October 30th to November 2nd at the Karibe Hotel Convention Center

Following the success of the last Haiti fashion week, this year's iteration, slated to kick off in just over a month, promises to be the biggest, grandest, most fashionable one yet. Spanning four days from the end of October to early November, Haiti fashion week 2014 is slated to attract worldwide attention, offering bits of colorful, dramatic Haitian culture in every stitch.

The show is the country's answer to the New York fashion week, a major event in the fashion world internally, that takes place every September and draws people and the eyes of the world on New York City like flies to honey. Not by chance, but rather a cunning bit of planning, the run for this, Haiti's third such week of high fashion, will be from October 30th to the 2nd of November. Following so closely behind the bigger event, Haiti hopes to ride some of that momentum.

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Haiti Fashion Week 2012 concentrated into tropic-centric creations

This was one of the few positive things coming out of Haiti recently. After disasters such as Hurricane, flood, political demonstration, it was refreshing to see this fashion show out of Haiti. Haiti held its first fashion week since the 2012 hurricane in Haiti.

We were able to enjoy the presentation of several dozen designers who were present to showed off their latest designs concentrated into a tropic-centric creations. Haiti Fashion show was able this time to show in the various styles the very strong culture that exists in Haiti.

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