Hot Cou­ture pre­pares for Mas­ter­piece

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The 2016 edi­tion of Hot Cou­ture, which forms part of the an­nual Saint Lu­cia Jazz & Arts Festival, was launched here on Thurs­day March 31. The ac­tiv­ity took place at the Royal St. Lu­cian ho­tel.

The event this year is be­ing pre­sented by the Saint Lu­cia Tourist Board and Cin­na­mon Pro­duc­tions. At the press launch on Thurs­day Di­rec­tor of Tourism Louis Lewis spoke of the col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the SLTB, which he says will be in the back­ground, and Cin­na­mon Pro­duc­tions which has ex­pe­ri­ence in stag­ing such events.

Hot Cou­ture 2016 is be­ing dubbed “Mas­ter­piece -an evening of con­fi­dence and style” and will be held May 4 at the San­dals Grande Ball­room.

On May 5 the trunk show­case will be re­named “De­sign Dis­trict” and will be held at Seren­ity Park in Castries. The event will make avail­able for pur­chase some of the pieces dis­played at the fash­ion show. Ac­cord­ing to Joy­cie Med­er­ick of Cin­na­mon Pro­duc­tions it will also show­case dif­fer­ent as­pects of fash­ion in­clud­ing makeovers.

Med­er­ick un­veiled the cast of de­sign­ers who will be on show at this year’s event, to in­clude Saint Lu­cian as well as re­gional and in­ter­na­tional de­sign­ers. Home-grown de­sign­ers in­clude Chris­tine Sa­muel of Christy Cre­ations, Clar­iscia Gill (based in Lon­don), Vic­tor Las­caris of Raf­ferty In­ti­mates, Myr­iam Mof­fitte (based in the US), Shar­maine Ana­tole and Kimberly Charlery.

From the re­gion will come Ne­fer­tari (Bar­ba­dos), Ecliff Eli (Trinidad) and Ki­mon (St. Vin­cent).

The in­ter­na­tional A-List will in­clude Romero Bryan, Luis Machi­cao, Dwight Eubanks and Ebika Ka­bala.

There will be two price lev­els for Hot Cou­ture this year: Trend­set­ter at EC$275 and Fash­ion­ista at EC$175.

Model and for­mer car­ni­val queen Louis Vic­tor has been cho­sen as the face of Hot Cou­ture.

Dwight Eubanks of Real Housewives of At­lanta

fame will be in Saint Lu­cia for Hot Cou­ture.

Joy­cie Med­er­ick speak­ing on Thurs­day at the launch of

Hot Cou­ture.

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