Thursday, March 29, 2007

Fresh Face [#012]: Joelle Fontaine

From The Cocoa Lounge
Joelle Fontaine Fashion: Cocoa Lounge Fresh Face #0012
Joelle Fontaine's designs are bold, breathtaking and built to be noticed.

Joelle Jean-Fontaine is the founder of Kreyol, a boutique label that is quickly weaving it's way into the heart of the fashion industry.

The craftmanship of clothing is in Fontaine's Haitian blood. The daughter of a seamstress, she started designing at just 13 years old. Fashion began as a hobby and creative outlet for the designer, but it didn't stay that way for long. At 20, when her family took off before her college career did, Fontaine found balance doing what she does best--sewing.

Cocoa Lounge Fresh Face #0012: Joelle FontaineFontaine's designs are very much like pieces of art and she incorporates signature details like layering, ruching, and texture to great effect. And since Joelle made her professional debut a few years ago, her stock has been rising higher than hemlines on mini-skirts. She's found stunning muses in fab twin singing duo Aaries (Ayana & Ayinke Hipps), and has been in constant demand as a stylist. Her impressive resume includes urban magazines The Fader, and Trace's popular Black Girls Rule! issue.

Business woman. Fashion Designer. Mother. Wife. Joelle Fontaine is a young woman proving it can all be done...and with jaw-dropping style!

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4 comments:

DIW said...

Interesting I came across this, saw her at Caribbean fashion week and she's got some talent

aaries fan said...

Nice post but I wish aaries would comme out with a cd already. Its good their modeling but these sistahs should be making music too and getting heard. They R too fierce to be slept on.

Anonymous said...

You don't see many black female designers doing work like this. Cool beans.

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