Mckenzie Liautaud joins the Soulful Economy Marketplace


Mckenzie Liautaud  joined Donna Karan January 27, 2014  at the Urban Zen Soulful Economy marketplace for a special shopping event hosted by Pauline Brown from LVMH . The American fashion designers platform Conscious Consumerism uses  unique artisanal items from throughout the world in order to make a philanthropic difference.  Participating vendors included  The FEED Foundation, which was co -founded by Lauren Bush, Lemlem by Liya Kebede, which is a line of Ethiopian hand-woven garments, and the Sheila Johnson Collection, a line of luxury scarves to name a few of the vendors . A portion of all of the vendors' proceeds will be donated to the cause of their choice.

"I am deeply inspired by Donna's philanthropic endeavors , Donna 's retail backdrop of conscious consumerism  for a soulful economy is seamless with  my business ideas." says Mckenzie Liautaud

Liautaud's pieces are handmade using semi-precious and precious stones which have true meaning and deep strength , they signify the qualities that make women more beautiful , powerful and feminine. There is a piece that is a reflection of every kind of woman.

About Mckenzie Liautaud

Inspired by a love of travel and discovering brilliant artisan elements from around the globe , Mckenzie Liautaud's eponymous collection seamlessly meshes semi-precious stones, diamonds , Swarovski crystals, recycled vinyl, glass spikes and African tribal beads into pieces that reflect a truly multi-cultural style. The Haitian American designer  launched in 2010 and  has been featured in the NY Times, West East Magazine , Self Magazine, Time Out NY, Glam.com , Fashion Indie, Fashion Etc, The Fashion Bomb, Uptown and Ebony Magazine.

 

 

 

A selection of Liautaud's collection for the Urban Zen marketplace

Faceted pyrite beaded necklace, hand strung with sapphire pave diamonds set in sterling silver station, pyrite seed pendant + accented with Mckenzie's  signature hematite star.

Pyrite and Hematite hand beaded necklace with hematite stations , black pave diamonds set in sterling silver station , black glass pendant and signature Mckenzie Liautaud star.

Pyrite and Hematite hand beaded necklace with hematite stations , black pave diamonds set in sterling silver station , black glass pendant and signature Mckenzie Liautaud star.

Hematite hand beaded necklace with hematite stars + abalone shell +  Mckenzie's signature star.

Liautaud with Donna Karan at Urban Zen marketplace


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