Claudinette Jean’s smile lit up Pier 59 Studios as she took several interviews backstage while tending to her models and squeezing in a rehearsal. She practiced her closing remarks in front of the presentation’s forest-like background which was draped in greenery. This theme set the tone for Fusha’s latest collection which was nature inspired.
The Spring/Summer collection featured bright, spring colors and differs from previous collections as it is the first to be a women’s only line. Claudinette takes pride in her creations being unique and explains, “It’s the cut, it’s the fabric used, it’s the combination of different fabrics put together,” she says, “a lot of designers don’t like taking chances doing that, and that is what you’ll be seeing tonight.”
During the presentation, the models stood on risers to present the designs while people flowed freely through the space, taking tons of pictures and enjoying the music provided by Claudinette’s husband and well-known musician, Wyclef Jean. Explaining the collections target audience was seemingly one of the easiest tasks of the evening. “I make clothes for all women,” says Claudinette, “for each piece, I’m thinking about different women of all ages everywhere.”
She continues, “This is the first time I will be doing all sizes for women of all sizes. I have a lot of unique pieces and I’m always twisting it to keep it very different.”
Be sure to look out for more pieces from Fusha on their website.