CRUISIN’ INTO ISLANDS OF THE WORLD FASHION SHOWCASE
6TH – 8TH NOVEMBER 2014, NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Plans for the sixth edition of the award-winning Islands of the World Fashion Showcase are in high gear, and you are invited to either cruise there at your leisure on board The Sky cruise liner, part of the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet, or simply take a flight over to Nassau to experience what organizers have described as “a mosaic of fashion, culture, and art” from designers originating from island nations around the world and designers from countries such as France, Nigeria and the USA. This year’s event promises to be yet another awe-inspiring production as it marks a milestone in the vision of its founders with the creation of the collection under the proprietary label “ExÎles”, a cooperative design concept inviting designers to create ready-to-wear resort and active wear under the brand name.
The Showcase, from its inception in 2008, has had the endorsement of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for its promotion of cultural diversity, and as a means to bring value-added levels of production to the fledgling fashion industries in developing nations, particularly more vulnerable small island developing states. The intent is to draw attention via international media and trade exposure to the skills and creativity across the spectrum of the fashion industry in the islands. To date in excess of 130 designers representing 40 countries have presented their creations on the catwalks of Islands of the World Fashion Showcase.
The Closing Runway Show on the evening of Saturday, 8th November, will feature the spectacle of “Arte y Moda” from Cuba, where attendees will experience the unique fusion of fashion, art and music in a manner never witnessed before. Twenty-six designers get their inspiration from different pieces of art and create designs which convey a powerful story and set to music which transforms the model from a mannequin into a dancer. For more information and updates, visit the website www.islandsfashionweek.com or the Facebook page www.facebook.com/ islandsfashionweek.