A lot has been written about the Malagasy people's handcraftsmanship, may it be in painting, sculpture or fashion design. There are divergent opinions on who is at the top of the malagasy fashion design pyramid. I am not, by any means, a fashion expert. However, there are a few names that I am aware of (as of right now):
So here are your contestants (with their city of residency) for the malagasy "project runmway" contest for best designers (sadly Heidi Klum would not host this imaginary show):
Eric Raisina, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Joel Andrianomearisoa, Paris, France.
Hagamainty, Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Henriette Mirana Abraham (Mirado silks) Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Loa Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Suzanne RAMANANANTOANDRO (MANJAKALANDY) Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Hasina (Novastyl) Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Maki, Groningen, The Netherlands (This is not malagasy but they do ecological shirts and they aknowledge Madagascar with their name).
Raj, Antananarivo, Madagascar.
I hope I have not forgotten too many (some shirts in my closet say I did) . I have only seen from my personal experience the work of 2 of these talented people. So if you know more or would like to share opinions on these talented people, please help enlighten us.
1) thanks to my sis and Jogany for some of the names.
2) malagasy organic chocolate anyone ?
3) Madagascar: Paradise and Hell on earth at once according to this lady.