Marie Claudinette Jean, Designer and Owner of Fusha Designs, is creating a
brand new category in couture. She combines her love of 18th century fashions
and the aristocratic flamboyance and elegance from that historical period, with
her inherent modem sensibility. The collection is comprised of custom made
pieces that are sophisticated, sexy and elegant. Born in Haiti, Marie Claudinette
and her family moved to New Jersey where she and her husband, music legend,
Wyclef Jean, still preside.
With the early influence of her mother, who gave her a sense of individual style,
supportive family who believed in her ability and a dream to become a fashion
designer, Marie Claudinette has combined her roots with a driving ambition.
innate talent for design is one of the fashion business' best-kept secrets.
beading, extraordinary fabric combinations, and an innovative use of color are
elements of her design approach. Each season, the Fusha collection includes
elaborately beaded evening gowns, hip leather jumpsuits and colorful cocktail
Launched in 2000, the Fusha collection offers luxurious fashions for women.
Marie Claudinette has established a celebrity following which includes many
celebrities. Notably, she dressed her husband and his band for a performance
the European MTV Music Awards. As a result, In Style dubbed Wyclef one of
entertainment's top ten best-dressed men.
Fusha's Fall collection appeals to women with a sense of style who want to make
a statement with their clothes. This season, Fusha Designs will show their Fall
2004 line at the Bryant in Bryant Park, New York.
Fusha Designs is
headquartered at 499 Seventh Avenue, 212-564-7741 in New York City and is
available through special order at the showroom.
Written by: Written by Yvette N Coleman
Photography by C. Yohance DeLoatch