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Stella Jean - Milan Men’s Fashion Week S/S 2016

Just in case you hadn’t noticed I’m expanding my blog a bit to include POC behind the scenes and decided to add pics of the designers to their runway shows. This lovely lady is Haitian/Italian designer Stella Jean. I’ll do a full bio on her in the coming weeks but I thought it would be great to broaden my blog’s intentions and show how POC have a hand in all aspects of the fashion world, albeit not as much as I’d like. Maybe it will inspire some of you <3
-Chaquita

Never forget it all begun with Haiti defeating the French to gain independence in 1804. That inspired slave revolts and independence movements all over the Black world. They want you to believe Haiti has nothing to offer so you forget its significance. But remember, Haiti is still paying the price for being the first Black nation to topple a European colonial power. Between 1825 and 1947 Haiti was forced to pay almost 90 Million gold francs (24 Billion) to France as restitution for the financial loss Haiti’s independence cost them. All this just to be left alone but we all know that never happened . Happy Haitian Flag Day. #RememberToRemember
Flag designed by Catherine Flon.
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