BREAKING NEWS
Daniel Vettori out for 9, NZ 167-7 ... Read more
Close

Haiti puts fashion first

Last updated 12:26 13/11/2012

Relevant offers

Fashion

Crane Brothers : a life in fashion How Kate Middleton makes ASOS look expensive Designers choose New Zealand-made Best & worst dressed celebrities Zoolander stars Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson appear in Valentino fashion campaign Kylie Jenner goes Kiwi: Youngest Kardashian shows off NZ designs Cate Blanchett defends women who have 'stopped menstruating' Liv Tyler bares her baby bump for new Proenza Schouler fashion ad Casual Friday may not be your friend The pants that offer 'easy access' to your privates

Haiti, still recovering from the massive earthquake that displaced millions in 2010, has held its first fashion week.

Nearly three dozen designers showed off their latest tropic-centric creations at the glamorous show, which was backed by the European Union.

It was a welcome dose of frivolity in the impoverished Caribbean country, which is still rebuilding after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake destroyed thousands of buildings and killed more than 300,00 people in January 2010.

Dominican designer Socrates McKinney said Haiti has ''a very strong culture, and that in some sense has to be reflected in the fashion''.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who was your best dressed of the week?

Heidi Klum

Pia Miller

Hannah Tointon

Taylor Schilling

Tia Mowry

Charlotte Le Bon

The meh - Megan Fox

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content