Haiti puts fashion first

Last updated 12:26 13/11/2012

Relevant offers

Fashion

Loro Piana suits the finest money can't buy Ditching 'the ideal' body Ribs are normal, not a sign of anorexia NZ daily street style: October '14 Karen Inderbitzen-Waller says what she thinks Blake Lively debuts her baby bump Heidi Klum steals Elle Macpherson's undies Glassons removes thin mannequins Best & worst dressed celebs of the week Inside the extravagant life of North West

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