Bravo’s “Venture Runway” Designer Prajjé Oscar Jean-Baptiste and “Prime Chef”’s Sylva Senat are teaming up for his or her first “L’Artwork du Patrimoine Haitienne: When Meals Meets Trend” Black Historical past Month occasion on the Pyramid Membership in Philadelphia on Feb. 25.
“When Meals Meets Trend” is a Black Historical past month celebration highlighting the contributions of Haitian tradition. The occasion will function clothes from Prajjé Oscar’s collections, paired with scrumptious bites from Chef Sylva Senat.
“Haitian historical past is Black Historical past. My clothes are designed to coach and are reflective of my aesthetic and impressed by city tradition,” stated Jean-Baptiste, designer and up to date “Venture Runway” Season 19 contestant.
Jean-Baptiste got here in eighth place on the Bravo collection and was finest recognized for his genuine cultural clothes and his avant-garde look.
Rhonda Willingham, founder and president of Menzfit, an area non-profit group is the girl behind all of it. “When Meals Meets Trend” is the primary occasion that she is managing and has produced underneath her new company “Elaine Entreprizes”.
“Along with launching my new enterprise, I wished to do one thing round Black Historical past Month. Sylva Senat who’s the chief chef over on the Pyramid Membership is already considered one of my shoppers after which I had the great alternative to fulfill clothier, Prajjé Oscar and acknowledged that each of them are from Haiti,” stated Willingham.
“I assumed this is perhaps an ideal type of partnership to deliver Prajjé and Sylva collectively and create this occasion “When Meals Meets Trend”. And so the concept behind it’s that Prajjé will show a few of his clothes from his collections, together with his collections from “Venture Runway, after which Sylva will pair dishes that complement that garment,” stated Willingham.
Every “Bravolebrity” could have different gadgets featured on a rolling video that features clips of their present work and shows from their experiences on “Venture Runway” and “Prime Chef.”
“You will note an exhibition of robes that I’ve in my assortment in addition to three present items from my new assortment that I’m at the moment engaged on proper now for September,’’ stated Jean-Baptiste.
His new line slated to premiere in September will probably be a celebration of the Black Madonna known as the “Nós Danpó.”
“The Black Madonna in Haitian tradition serves an enormous objective and tradition,” stated Jean-Baptiste. “So that is form of like my rendition of celebrating my grandmother who handed away final yr. My inspiration is my grandmother and grandfather’s marriage ceremony, however celebrating these two Haitian spirits, which could be very very important to Haitian tradition, so visitors can stay up for three of these items. The art work from the Venture Runway venture to beading and embroidery performed in Haiti to the common assortment items. They’re going to be a real sense of the Prajjé Oscar model.”
Host of NBC-10 “Philly Stay,” Aunyea Lachelle would be the emcee for the night. No stranger to Jean-Baptiste’s work, Lachelle’s wore a Prajjé Oscar design marriage ceremony robe.
“I’m past excited to participate on this occasion. Not solely do I’ve a private reference to Prajjé’s designs, however my husband was additionally born and raised in Haiti. So it’s a privilege to have the ability to make clear Haitian tradition and vogue for Black Historical past Month,” stated Lachelle.
“I’m an advocate for tradition and historical past and I additionally work in Haiti as effectively,” stated Jean-Baptiste “An enormous piece of what I work with in Haiti is tradition and altering the narrative and, sharing the tradition in probably the most constructive, in my case, luxurious means attainable. And in terms of the case of Sylva, he and I, form of did the identical factor. He launched Haitian recipes into these dishes which were influenced there. In order that’s one other means of representing that a part of our tradition and a really excessive finish as effectively govt present as a Pyramid membership.”
“It’s essential to share Haitian historical past throughout Black Historical past Month. Over the course of historical past, Haitians have performed a significant position in American historical past and all over the world. When it comes to freedom, Black historical past, and the contributions to the making of america of America,” stated Jean-Baptiste.
Like Jean-Baptiste, Senat, former “Prime Chef” contestant from Season 14, believes that “When Artwork Meets Trend” is a superb alternative to make clear the Haitian tradition and affect its had on American historical past.
Senat gained fame and notoriety, after coming in fourth place within the Bravo actuality collection competitors. He’s additionally been acknowledged as a James Beard Award semi-finalist for the 2013 Finest New Chef within the Atlantic Area.
“My inspiration comes from the “grande dame” of southern cooking, Ms. Edna Lewis. Black Historical past is American Historical past and needs to be celebrated day-after-day,” stated Senat.