I would have to say this may be my biggest event yet… Talked about throughout Miami and all over the globe that some even traveled from abroad for the occasion…. A proud moment for the Haitian nation, an opportunity to be part of a phenomenal event. Coordinated by Jimmy Moise, Ralph Cassagnol of H Media Management your host for the night and Courtney Smith the backstage coordinator, they have opened the doors for our talented known and upcoming designers to showcase their fashionable masterpieces.
The night started with a star performance by the Hip Hop/Rap Kreyol group TPO where Pierrot, Grusome and Olivier Duret rocked the house swaying us with their hit single “Money Walk”. followed by spoken words by Mecca aka Grimo, where he performed his popular poem “Ne me laisse pas mourir” powerful, humorous and educational at the same time…he refreshed our memory of why we were the first black independent nation of the world. Then came the melodious voice of Alena Lowenthal of the band Mawon. 11year old Tatiana Moise graced us with her personal words who brought us to take a minute of silence for the victims of the devastations in Haiti and Japan.
While the oh so popular band Zenglen accompanied The fashion show with their instrumental genius…the
show began with Christelle Dominique of Mejeanne Couture, showcasing an array of ready to wear chic gowns accentuated by her signature designs of ruffles and sheer fabric. As the lineup of the designers achievements were making their way on the stage, a distinction in style was pretty easy to recognize:, Dayanne Danier showcased her ready to wear fall collection “Byen Abye” accessorized by RAX Jewelry collection and Tea Rose Shoes and Bags, where every woman can find herself looking fabulous while rocking a business casual attire.
demonstrated his true talents his line of relaxed and sexy wear. Mimi Pericles surprised me with her garments, she is particular known for her Beware Swimwear line but this night she showed the world how diverse her skills can be with he black and white sexy wear. While Violette Pericles wowed the crowd with her unique, never can be duplicated, masterpieces. Fancy showcased a more casual bold look, simple and attractive.
Fashion made its statement but the reason behind it made it even more appealing, that night a plaque was given in honor of designer Murielle Leconte who was the pioneer in our cultural fashion but also opened doors for future fashion designers. Mr. Matt Heien of Funkshion received a plaque from H Media Management and a beautiful painting by Kreol la musician Theo Jadotte .
I must say that I was pretty impressed by the presentation and allure of the whole event. I have had a chance to speak with the majority of the designers backstage getting a feel of what impact Funkshion made in their lives. I had fun with the models and even had a little interview myself by another famous TV host. I even had the opportunity to bring you this experience through my vlog so enjoy and pass it on….the world needs to see what Haiti is capable of.
FUNKSHION FASHION LOVES HAITI: YOUR BACKSTAGE PASS WITH CORHINN…UPCLOSE AND PERSONAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Photography provided by Louis Samuel of S.Louis Photography and Visions Studios Photography
Logo by Edouart Edesign
Videography by Ludas Charles of Ludas Charles Imprint