Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses:
Stephanie Gazenard: Creator and Designer, Stephanie’s Collection
Whether it is her beautifully-beaded bags or sumptuous sequined sandals, Stephanie Gazenard’s line of accessories, Stephanie’s Collection, are works of art in their own right and glimpse into the hidden talent Haiti has to offer the world.
Born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Gazenard studied computer program and enrolled in modeling school. However, she was drawn to and embraced the arts. An encounter with local shoemaker, who was less than enthusiastic about footwear, sparked her interest to create rich, exotic and colorful sandals that women will want to wear. Realizing her true talent with the help of family and friends, Stephanie’s Collection was born in 2006.
The originality, uniqueness and perfection of her handmade leather goods, adorned with beads, sequins, ornaments and jewels, have been lauded by clients, the media and industry peers. Stephanie’s Collection have been used in campaigns to spotlight Haiti’s art and culture.
At the intersection of passion and imagination, Gazenard’s work is a testament to her talent and cultural pride.
Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs and Businesses, a feature developed by the Embassy of Haiti, introduces readers to the many talents that Haiti offers. The Embassy will regularly highlight Haiti’s entrepreneurs and businesses. Inclusion in this feature does not imply an endorsement of the person, business or service. If you would like to nominate a Haitian entrepreneur for this feature, please submit their name and bio along with your contact information using the comment section of our website feedback form. Thank you for your continued support.