Haitian fashion designer Prajje Jr. Jean-Baptiste (Prajje 1983) launches GoFUndMe campaign to raise money for his Spring-Summer 2016 fashion project in Haiti. The Spring-Summer 2016 is inspired by two of Haiti’s most mystical goddesses “Ezulie Freda and Ezulie Dantor.”
Prajje 1983 is a start-up fashion brand the brainchild of Prajje Jean-Bapiste, a young New York based designer, who, until last year, had never showcased his work in his native Haiti.
In December 2014, Prajje presented a major fashion exhibition in Petion-Ville, showcasing Prajje 1983 past and present creations and documented the designer’s creativity and contemporary spirit.
It was also an occasion for Prajje to rediscover the reverence for the country’s majestic beauty and to fall in love, once again, with its dynamic culture. The idea for a new collection was born, inspired by two of Haiti’s most mystical goddesses “Ezulie Freda and Ezulie Dantor.” Overwhelmed by Haiti tremendous economic potential, Prajje is determined to be part of the new Haitian narrative by contributing to the country’s progress and growth. For this collection, Prajje will work with Haitian artisans to explore embroidery, beading, colors unique to the country. The ultimate goal is to create a collection in Haiti and to champion the made in Haiti brand worldwide.
About Prajje Jean-Baptiste
Prajje Jr. Jean Baptiste, one of Boston most promising designers, was born in Haiti and came to the US in his teens. He studied Art & Design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, graduating with a degree in Fashion Design.
The Prajje 1983 Haiti Project will proceed in three phases:
1. Design, cut and sew collection samples
2. Complete and embellish samples with Haitian artisans
3. Promote and sell the collection.
Prajje has his goal set at $30,000. You can donate to this project on GoFundMe.com