You might not have heard the name of fashion designer and guru Victor Glemaud, but that is because he has been comfortably curating his career for decades behind the scenes. Now, the Haitian born creative is stepping into the spotlight and has introduced a new collection of knit sweaters inspired by both artists and by his father’s own sweaters.
So as they do, things are moving fast for Glemaud, especially in the public sphere. Recently, Glemaud was recently honored by the Embassy of Haiti for his accomplishments in fashion.
Glemaud moved to the U.S. at age 3, and although Victor did not live in Haiti for any length of time, he still feels very connected to his culture and country. The vibes of country are very vibrant and creative, which inspires his craft. We spoke to him exclusively right after he received his honor at the Haitian Embassy in Washington, D.C. He believes, “we need to support, foster and showcase the incredible work coming from Haiti and talented folks of Haitian decent.”
As a designer who is Black, Victor has prepared for years to reach this point in his journey. He possesses a lot of grit, passion and tenacity to achieve this early milestone in his career. “I ask a lot of questions. I read voraciously. I want to be aware of everything happening. I have certainly made mistakes along the way, but I’ve found it’s been vital to acknowledge and correct them.”
Victor’s latest collection for Fall/Winter is unique because he has designed a unisex collection, perfect for sweater weather, which is fast approaching. See our favorite styles below.
“I don’t think I fully understood the weight of this achievement until our Embassy walk-through the day of the event.”
The fashion designer hopes the celebration of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund by the government of Haiti shows young Haitian creatives can achieve their dreams, too.