On the Runway
From couture to vintage to dancehall, CFW showcased an eclectic collection of fashions and designers.
Caribbean Fashion Week, the event that has successfully placed regional fashion on an international platform for over 12 years went larger than life for the 13th anniversary. This year's roster of designers came from as far as Turkey and Ethiopia. Excellently orchestrated collections with adrenalised story lines were on display. Coupled with a fun sensibility and hints of sophisticated elegance, free and easy were the buzz words around the CFW venue.
There was some vintage too. Sol by Drenna Luna showed off old style swimwear with on-trend athletic twists while illustrative graphic prints from Mafi, Damali, Cheukwa and the sui generis Steampunk Revolution created quite a stir. An air of Romance was also in the mix. Vivid silhouettes sashayed down the catwalk in
This year’s roster of designers came from as far as Turkey and Ethiopia. Excellently orchestrated collections with adrenalised story lines were on display.
designs by Gavin Douglas and Kokobeenz while veterans Biggy, Designs by Marc and Moncrieffe, brought us classic, clean tailoring with a modern interpretation of polka dots. Claudia Pegus offered timeless couture complete with pearls, feathers and intricate brocade. Delicate and light aerated island wear sheers from Mutamba, Yefikir, Drenna Luna and Lee-Ann's Designz moved with bohemian ease amidst the glamour and chic imagery delivered by Crown Atelier, Attitude by Ashley Martin and Flower Child 1999. A Hall of Fame induction of Jamaican supermodels Nell Robinson, Oraine Barrett and Jeneil Williams and compelling concert performances from international superstars Kelly Rowland, Sheila E. and Sizzla rounded off the eclectic weekend's festivities. CFW reinforced its imprint as the region's best fashion event with a stellar multi dimensional entertainment code.