With Na­tional

The Star (St. Lucia) - - NATIONAL DAY -

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

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