Haitian-born, Atlanta-bred designer Azede Jean-Pierre whose designs have become favorites of former First Lady Michelle Obama and Solange Knowles recently traveled to Haiti since leaving as a child.
In partnership with the Clinton Foundation, Jean-Pierre returned to speak to local business owners about female entrepreneurship, tour local artisan collectives, and devise ways to collaborate with a vast network of local creatives. “The stories of these artisans are truly incredible,” she told Vogue. “Seeing the creativity and diversity of their work is awe-inspiring. It is so important to me for them to have an international outlet to show their work to the world, so I am anxious to start sourcing and collaborating and to grow our businesses together.”
Business aside, Azede used the trip as an opportunity to experience the joys of Haiti. Here are a few of her photos shot by her lead Haitian Photographer Sheively Buisson. See full article and more photos here.
Article and Photo Source : Vogue