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Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:11 AM
While the collection largely offered a modern take, it is deeply rooted in tradition and traditional elements, such as this multicoloured, multi-patterned dress.
While the collection largely offered a modern take, it is deeply rooted in tradition and traditional elements, such as this multicoloured, multi-patterned dress.
Like the monocle, which is used to correct or enhance visual perception, Mackenley Darius aimed to change opinions and perceptions of voodoo.
Like the monocle, which is used to correct or enhance visual perception, Mackenley Darius aimed to change opinions and perceptions of voodoo.
Snakes, a symbol of Danbala in voodoo, play a big role in Mackenley Darius’ collection.
Snakes, a symbol of Danbala in voodoo, play a big role in Mackenley Darius’ collection.
This fishtail dress was a sure showstopper.
This fishtail dress was a sure showstopper.
Haitian designer Mackenley Darius adjusts a hairband on a model wearing one of his creations during a voodoo fashion show in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Haitian designer Mackenley Darius adjusts a hairband on a model wearing one of his creations during a voodoo fashion show in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
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Mackenley Darius, a former student of the National School of the Arts, is working to promote, with the help of friends, artists and designers, Haiti’s culture, most especially voodoo, a religion that he feels is misunderstood. With that aim in mind, the Haitian designer hosted a voodoo fashion show in Port-au-Prince with a heavy dose of style, symbols and symbolism.