Friday, August 06, 2010

Fresh faces for Fashion Caribbean

August 6, 2010
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — The many fashion-conscious Vincentians and some of the visitors present on the Caribbean islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines are now gearing up for the country’s biggest fashion event, Fashion Caribbean, which is scheduled to take place at Emerald Valley Casino on Saturday 14 August 2010.

Fashion Caribbean, now in its tenth year, is the brainchild of St Vincent and the Grenadines’ premier fashion house, Image Modelling Agency, which is headed by Monique Tash. Tash explained that for this year, Fashion Caribbean will be using a number of “fresh faces” in keeping with the theme: ‘Fresh Faces of Fashion.’ Some of these fresh faces will include Cole Facts of Guyana, Judith Rawlin’s Brown Sugar Designs of St Kitts, Kuumba Designs of St Lucia and Pat Blackman of Barbados.

Designers Zadd and Eastman are one of the note-worthy designers in their homeland Trinidad and Tobago, known for creating garments with a Caribbean aesthetic and will showcase designs at Fashion Caribbean.

Zadd and Eastman have dressed many Miss Trinidad and Tobago’s Miss World and Miss Universe representatives, Grammy award gospel artist, Dottie Peoples, styled and dressed Camille Mc Donald; second place winner of Tyra Banks’ Next Top Model Show and received the cover and centre spread for Destiny child’s music mega stars.

Trinidad and Tobago will also be represented by Ecliffe Elie, Kaj Designs, Ashley Christmas, The Mill House and Shawn Griffith-Perez.

St Vincent and the Grenadines will be represented by top Country Designers for 2008 and 2009 Kimon Baptiste and Kimya Glasgow Designs; Shenicia Mayers; Jeremy Payne, Accessory Designers Roland ‘Scrapie’ Dopwell and Natural Beats and Plumeria by Monifa Walker, Deon Paul, Kavonne Bacchus, Sophia Blucher and Jnel Charles.

Fashion Caribbean is included on the programme of activities to mark Emancipation Month, which is organized by the Ministry of Culture in celebration of the Emancipation of Slavery