From December 1 to 5, Phelicia Dell will present Ayiti Art in Miami at the Haitian Cultural Center. It is a fair where the big names in Haitian fashion and creation will meet, while the “Art Basel” will be in full swing in the “Magic City”.
Phelicia Dell doesn’t show up anymore, because she’s the fashion MVP in Haiti. Anyone in the know knows what she’s done with Vèvè Collections. But insecurity, socio-political issues prompted the pretty fashion designer to settle in Miami where she spent her teenage years.
“Nothing goes to the country anymore. Even looking for food is not possible in a country where there is so often a shortage of gasoline, “she complains.
Ayiti Art is like a way for her to keep alive an abundance of Haitian creation that today is referred to as a past.
To succeed in her bet, she therefore called on Sandy Dorsainvil, a great lady from the Miami diaspora, passionate about ethnic fashion, but also a kind of “Pakapala” when it comes to organizing events in Florida.
“We want it to be wow so we can continue to do it for years to come,” Phelicia wishes to herself.
The public will then be able to treat themselves to works by Phelicia Dell, David André, Daphné Floréal, Ébène, Tipik creations or even Murielle Leconte.
Fefe, as his friends call him, invites the general public to come and fill up on quality but also to support Haitian creation put at half mast because of the crises that have affected the country for some time. Haitians and foreigners, art dealers or collectors who are going to participate in Art Basel, come to the Cultural Center to discover products that she presents as authentic and worth seeing.
In March, she still plans, with a view to promoting Made in Haiti, to organize something of the same kind, but in the spirit of Women’s Rights Day.