On the Run­way

From cou­ture to vin­tage to dance­hall, CFW show­cased an eclec­tic col­lec­tion of fash­ions and de­sign­ers.

SHE Carribean Magazine - - FASHION - PHOTOGRAPHYOGRAPHY PH BY ONEIL PER­RIN

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.

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