From dapper suits to socially-conscious fashion, the next generation of designers is filled with some exciting new voices from the Haitian Diaspora. These new fashion voices are making their mark in men’s fashion, infusing the runways with sharp tailoring and tons of rich color. We rounded up our favorite new Haitian menswear designers that should be on your must-watch list.
As the co-founder of men’s bespoke suit brand Musika Frère, Davidson Petit-Frère has quickly become the go-to guy for celebrities. Jay-Z, Chadwick Boseman, Steph Curry, and Trevor Noah have all rocked his suits on the red carpet. And its no wonder, with the brand’s effortless fusion of classic Italian and English tailoring techniques with modern silhouettes. And the brand doesn’t shy away from interesting textiles, patterns and color, creating looks that always feel distinctive.
Beginning his career at Giorgio Armani, Haitian-born designer Fabrice Tardieu knows his way around high fashion, with a keen sense of detail. He brought that sharp eye when he founded his popular shirt label Bogosse with his brother, former soccer star and fellow designer Patrick Tardieu. Now he’s brought his talent to his new eponymous shoe line. The new shoe label features stunning high-design sneakers using unexpected patterns and textures, and debonair velvet loafers and slides.
Part art project, part social experiment, part fashion statement, Haitian-American designer Kerby Jean-Raymond’s clothing line Pyer Moss has been making serious waves among the fashion industry. The brand quickly attracted attention for its deconstruction of streetwear silhouettes and iconography. And each collection often holds a strong political consciousness, exploring issues like police brutality and portrayals of black culture. For his landmark work, he also received this year’s prestigious CFDA Fashion Fund prize.