Guade­loupe Fash­ion Event A Suc­cess

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Toni Ni­cholas

Ama­jor fash­ion spec­ta­cle held in Guade­loupe re­cently has been hailed by one of the Saint Lu­cian at­ten­dees as not just a suc­cess but an eye opener. Kreyol Fash­ion Days 2015 was held on the French is­land of Guade­loupe June 1- 6, 2015. Dur­ing the week, ex­perts and re­gional and in­ter­na­tional pro­fes­sion­als ex­changed ideas and in­dulged in work­shops and con­fer­ences to sup­port cre­ative and en­tre­pre­neur­ial ini­tia­tives in th­ese do­mains.

The event was at­tended by STAR Pub­lish­ing Man­ag­ing Direc­tor and Pub­lisher of She Caribbean Mae Wayne as well as by pho­tog­ra­pher Bill Mort­ley, both from Saint Lu­cia.

“I was in­vited to be a speaker at the Guade­loupe Kreyol Fash­ion Days by the or­ga­niz­ers and this event is a fash­ion in­dus­try con­fer­ence re­ally, more than it is a fash­ion show,” Wayne says. “Funded by the gov­ern­ment of France, ba­si­cally it is about the fash­ion in­dus­try and the busi­ness of fash­ion,” she adds.

The event drew speak­ers from France, Trinidad and Brazil - a coun­try, ac­cord­ing to Wayne, that is one of the big­gest emerg­ing mar­kets right now in fash­ion. “Among the top­ics dis­cussed was the growth in the eth­nic mar­ket and black mar­ket and I spoke on black beauty, in par­tic­u­lar Caribbean beauty,” the She Caribbean pub­lisher says.

“It was a very in­ter­est­ing con­fer­ence and I think a lot of the Caribbean peo­ple ben­e­fit­ted from the dis­cus­sions and in­ter­ac­tions we had,” Wayne ex­plains. Ac­cord­ing to her it was a great op­por­tu­nity

De­signs ranged from chic to sheer sassy!

A taste of Robert Young’s Col­lec­tion.

The KFD event ranked among the best fash­ion events in the re­gion.

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