About Persida Louison
“My love relationship with textile started with my mom taking me to the fabric store, in Downtown Port-au Prince, buying fabrics “ says Louison. "I used to love getting lost between the blots and the empty shipping crates, at the fabric stores…"
Louison was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She grew up with art around her and was encouraged to manifest her artistic skills, at a very young age. She got her first sewing machine, when she was eight years old. Louison migrated to the United States, in her teens. She graduated with a Fashion and Fine Art degree from the International Academy of Merchandising and Design of Chicago.
A year short of graduation, Louison was recruited to be the head wardrobe specialist by Mrs. Eunice Johnson, the Fashion Editor of Ebony Magazine. There she traveled throughout the United States, Eastern Canada and The English speaking Caribbean islands over a two-year period and became Mrs. Johnson’s protégé on the road. Soon after, Louison obtained the opportunity to showcase her designs in Ebony and Jet Magazines.
Louison acquired a diverse amount of experience in the field; from selling luxury and high fashion garments, being part of major retailers buying teams, opening manufactures in Africa, to styling for national fashion catalogs and Oprah Winfrey make-over shows.
For the last 5 years, Louison has been very involved in all fashion activities that represent Haiti at home and abroad. Including: Mexico, Carifesta Haiti, Haiti Fashion Weeks 2012 to present, Islands of the World Fashion Showcase in the Bahamas and New York (2019).
Lately, Louison has been featured in Vanity Fair Italia, Ticket Magazine: Haiti, Créola Magazine, French Antilles and Bahamas Weekly.