We recently discovered an incredible new line of reversible swimwear, coverups, and accessories that will most definitely have you standing out in the crowd!
Yanvalou Designs is a social enterprise that licenses original art from famous and emerging Haitian artists for their unique prints. The artists receive royalties and a global platform for exposure while Yanvalou works to develop supply chain in Haiti, such as their work with the UN’s Ethical Fashion Initiative developing hats with rural Haitian artisans.
Their Yanvalou Beach collection brings you designer bikinis, one-pieces, coverups, scarves and pareos featuring incredible prints from Haitian master Frantz Zephirin as well as from up-and-coming artists Ras Kimy & Pizaro.
Zephirin’s works are known the world over for their deep mysticism and have been featured on the covers of the New Yorker and Smithsonian magazines. The name Yanvalou (yon-va-LOO) is from Frantz’s Yanvalou Gods print featured in the collection. Yanvalou is a traditional Haitian rhythm and dance.
Kimy & Piz’s works are lively and bright and typically depict abstract naturalist themes and traditional Haitian market scenes. They regularly exhibit in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Trinidad & Tobago and are making strides in the international art scene.
Yanvalou is on a mission to show the world the beauty of Haiti. By purchasing one of their unique pieces, you are helping advance the Haitian fashion industry, Haitian arts, and artisanal communities.
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