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Designer Azede Jean-Pierre to Make Free Uniforms for Students of Haitian Schools

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The rising talent has dressed such legends as Michelle Obama and Solange.

Rising fashion designer Azede Jean-Pierre is collaborating with Haitian business owners to design free uniforms for the country's schools, The Cut reports. Jean-Pierre returned to Haiti, her home country, and met with several groups, including Artists for Peace and Justice, to organize the project. She will work with local artists to produce the garments, scheduled to arrive in 12 different schools for the 2017-2018 school year, beginning this fall.

"I am excited about the project, " she told New York Magazine. "All education in Haiti is private, and I know firsthand how difficult it is for families to afford the tuition, let alone the additional necessities like books, transportation, and the uniforms. This project gives parents much-needed support, and it's my hope that it will increase the efficiency of the traditional attire, as well as boost student self-esteem."

Jean-Pierre is known for her structural designs, which have been worn in the past by fashion icons, like Michelle Obama and Solange Knowles. See some of her work, below:


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