Azede Jean-Pierre, 27 is a young womenswear designer label based in New York City.
The namesake label is in its third year and has been committed to celebrating the sensual femininity of its customer since the company’s inception. It is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of functionality and innovation through exploring technique and achieving balance in wearability and design. Jean-Pierre was born in Pastel, Haiti and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.
She attended Savannah College of Art and Design and in her third year decided to pursue the launch of her own label. She later moved to New York City and honed her skills interning at Ralph Rucci and Ohne Titel before branching out on her own. After her time at such influential brands, Jean-Pierre debuted her first Fall/Winter collection in February of 20l2. The collection, which uti- lized high-end luxurious fabrics, was well received by the press & was immediately photographed by some of the industry’s leading publications; landing the cover of Women’s Wear Daily after NY fashion week.
Since then, Jean-Pierre’s collection has been picked up by Moda Operandi, Chalk Boutique in Chicago, VOD boutique in Dallas, and Tinker Tailor. The collection is also distributed through the brands online store. The label has also been featured in many more major publications and has become a red carpet favorite for several very stylish and influential celebrities like Solange Knowles, Lady Gaga and First Lady Michelle Obama. The brand has been steadily growing, picking up a great deal of press momentum and is being recognized as the New York-based designer label that is quickly establishing itself as the one to watch.. Recently the team was invited to the White House by the First Lady for the inaugural Celebration Of Design Event.
Azede was one of the few designers invited (along with Zac Pozen, Naeem Khan, Maria Cornejo, and the Marchesa ladies) to participate in a workshop with students on construction. Last season Azede was featured in Glamour Magazine as one of the women “Changing The Future Of Fashion” & Style. com calls the label “The Next Big Thing.”