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A tribute to the inner beauty of women, Beauty in the Heart sets the ground to reflect on what beauty really means and invites us to acknowledge and celebrate rural women - regardless of their appearance, lifestyle and origins.

For this project, Cedric worked with farmer women from rural villages to Kigali, including those who have already participated in his artwork and exhibition Strong Women. These women were the models of Cedric’s collection at the Collective Rwanda Fashion Show in July 2018.

This collection highlights and celebrates the important role of rural women in society and draw attention to their beauty, which transcends the hardship they experience in their daily life. By seeing farmers on the runway, people were invited to acknowledge and understand the beauty, strength and abilities of rural women, who are a driving force of local economy but whose needs are often overlooked and unappreciated.

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