EMBASSY OF HAITI IN WASHINGTON, DC
Hosts the Launch of the Latest Collection of Celebrated Haitian Fashion Designer,
PRAJJÉ O. JEAN-BAPTISTE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK, NY June 6, 2017— The Embassy of Haiti in Washington D.C. will host the debut of Prajjé Oscar’s newest and highly anticipated collection, ÈZILI on June 24, 2017, 7:00 PM at 2311 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008.
The Haitian born, New York based designer, Prajjé O. Jean-Baptiste, is pleased to partner with the Embassy of Haiti to launch his latest collection in the nation’s capital, prior to his exhibition in Paris. Scheduled to be held at the renovated 19th century historic Chancery, the runway show will bring together DC’s fashion community to discover Prajjé’s internationally recognized work and the made-in-Haiti striking collection, entitled “ÈZILI.” Comprising ready to wear, formal wear and couture, the collection showcases original prints “Maîtresse,” embroidery and beading, handmade by Haitian artisan women.
Each more majestic than the other, the pieces in this new collection have been designed to exude positive energy, love, and power! Prajjé takes inspiration from two of Haiti’s goddesses: Erzulie Fréda Dahomey, the Haitian African goddess of love, beauty, jewelry, dancing, and flowers; and Erzulie Dantor, goddess of motherhood in all its plenitude and beauty. Together, the two goddesses encompass the essence of what the designer was searching for, bringing a vibrant spirit to the new collection – combining an eye-catching palette, luxury, tradition and modernity, craftsmanship and mystery.
The Prajjé Oscar brand is known as a leading exemplar of ethnic-inspired fashion design and its luxurious exotic styles, paying homage to classic 1950s tailoring. In 2003, the designer opened his own fashion company, Prajjé 1983, now known as Prajjé Oscar. Since that time, he has received accolades in the press, designed for the esteemed runways of New York and red carpet events. The brand has been featured in some of the most prestigious publications and TV programs, such as: ELLE Magazine, Arise Magazine, The Boston Globe, and Good Morning America. In 2014, Prajjé had the distinction of presenting his first show during New York Fashion Week and was featured in Teen Vogue Magazine. Join us on Saturday, June 24th at the Embassy of Haiti for an evening of diplomacy and design.
The partnership is part of the Embassy’s larger mission to showcase Haiti’s rich heritage, entrepreneurial spirit and creativity; and to help reshape the negative narrative often associated with the island.
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For additional highlights or more information about the brand, visit: www.prajjeoscar.com
For invitations or more information about the runway show, visit: www.prajjeoscarezilidebut.splashthat.com
For photos, interviews, or press coverage of the show, please contact:
TeErra Johnson | Prajjé Oscar Public Relations Director | 707.631.7034 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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