KADOKÉLÉ offers clothing and handcrafted jewelry. The brand finds inspiration from a combination of her late uncle’s art and Haiti’s rich cultural heritage. KADO means gift and KÉLÉ pays homage to uncle KÉLÉ.
Visit the shop on line www.kadokele.etsy.com to experience the culture of Haiti and the personal creativity
Latest Collection: KADOKÉLÉ is launching a small collection of 8-10 pieces in the spring inspired by nature and Caribbean lifestyle.
6 - What helped promote your career in Fashion Design?
Growing up from a creative family was inevitable not to catch the creative bug. But my uncle/godfather KÉLÉ, a painter taught me to find art in all that you do. I'm keeping his memory alive through my designs using his artwork.
5 - Which designer would you like the opportunity to collaborate with?
I would love to collaborate with Stella Jean. Her designs are so inspiring and breathtakingly beautiful. She elevates Haiti's rich culture heritage in a way I hope to do with my uncle's art.
4 - Who inspires you the most in fashion?
That's tough, I'm inspired by so many: Stella Jean, Azede Jean-Pierre, Kreyòl, Tracy Reese, to name a few....
3 - How do you balance creativity with commerce?
I try to balance it by trusting my instincts and listening to constructive criticism. I'm thankful for the sound advices I've gotten from friends that were very helpful.
2 - What kind of feedback have you been receiving on your latest collection? How has the 2015/2016 season been for you so far?
It has been great. I use feedback as fuel to do more to grow the brand.
1 - Where do you see The KADOKÉLÉ brand in 5 years time?
I hope to have a full line of fashion for adults and children, expand to home decor.