They are described as bold graphic Tee Shirts, Tanks and Tops, displaying the different yearly events in Saint Lucia. The craze to go “Vestige 758” started during this year’s Independence anniversary on February 22 and has now spread to other national events like carnival, Jazz and Jounen Kweyol.
The Vestige 758 line also includes men and women caps, totes, flip-flops, back packs and dresses.
The creators of Vestige 758 are Tyrone Henry and C.Z. Sean Anthony who say that the origins of Vestige 758 was as a desire to create something grand from the creative minds of persons from a small island. “Saint Lucia is in everything that I do,” Henry tells the STAR. Living in Canada, he has pursued his dreams to become a professional graphic designer and photographer whose creative backbone is the beauty of his homeland Saint Lucia. Henry aka Jighead (when he was a DJ in Saint Lucia) and now Jiggy Maxx (his creative nom de plume) has been honing his craft for many years from humble beginnings in Grande Riviere, Gros-Islet.
Today he is now fluent in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. His passion for his work he says, is his way of promoting his country, Vestige 758 and himself as a graphics designer. He does not believe that there is anything such thing as good luck but says instead that “Good luck is disguised as hard work”.
The other half of the team Sean Anthony, the managing director, was born in Peart’s Gap, Castries but grew up in La Clery, Castries. He has spent the last three decades in logistics, management and sales. Over the past few months he has been networking Vestige 758 with the aim of making the brand a global one. He has also been busy setting up online channels to allow persons to purchase the products from any part of the world.
According to Henry, “we really want to be consistent in giving Saint Lucians a product that they will be proud to wear not simply because it is of Saint Lucian origin but that it looks and feels good as well. It is for this reason that we listen to our fans and we sometimes shop around our concepts and ideas before going ahead with the final product.
You can visit the Vestige 758 website at www. vestige758.com or like the Facebook page, www.facebook. com/vestige758.
Loving Vestige 758 in this Selfie.
Oneka Mc Coy and Joanne Charlemagne of Choice