Même Bête Sets The Bar

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL - By Clau­dia Elei­box Pho­tos by Kyrvt Visu­als, Mer­raku­lous Art.

Fash­ion de­signer Taribba do Nasci­mento has taken her brand, Même Bête, to the bound­aries of her imag­i­na­tion and be­yond. The tal­ented creator not only fab­ri­cated a sec­tion in the Fuzion Mas car­ni­val band this year, she ma­te­ri­al­ized an en­tire fash­ion show for her work.

In the month of May, Full Cir­cle was fi­nally brought to life. Art, dance and mu­sic were all tied to­gether to cre­ate some­thing ab­so­lutely dif­fer­ent from the norm. The weeks of hard work from creative di­rec­tors Richard Am­brose and Denise Lay wowed a full house at The Land­ings with their unique take on a fash­ion show.

Même Bête is pre­dom­i­nantly a busi­ness of bags that make a state­ment. Taribba has her sig­na­ture look of per­fectly sculpted de­signs made with African print fab­rics. One might not have ex­pected much of an en­tire fash­ion show just for bags, but she def­i­nitely made it work. Her mod­els were cov­ered in white body suits from head to toe. Only the shape of their bod­ies and well madeup faces could be seen, but not enough to take at­ten­tion away from those Même Bête bags.

Im­agery was a main con­trib­u­tor to the over­all out­come of the event. The bags were at­tached to golden hoops that rep­re­sented Même Bête’s Full Cir­cle and mod­els strut­ted along the run­way hold­ing onto the hoops in dif­fer­ent poses. “Bone-break­ing” dancers added a thrilling el­e­ment as they made their way down the cat­walk con­tort­ing their bod­ies while show­ing off Même Bête de­signs.

The au­di­ence watched with ut­most in­ter­est, care­ful not to look away for too long. And to make sure all senses were cap­ti­vated for Taribba’s de­sired ef­fect, mu­sic was given care­ful at­ten­tion. Tal­ented Yan­nick James ren­dered on the vi­olin a clas­si­cal-toned ver­sion of the pop­u­lar Den­nery seg­ment’s Split In De Mid­dle. This open­ing num­ber ini­ti­ated a stan­dard for the rest of the show. Michael Robin­son was also a guest per­former and his charm­ing vo­cals ended the show with some­thing to savour.

No de­tail was left unat­tended: Peter & Com­pany Dis­trib­u­tors en­sured tasty cock­tails, and Full Cir­cle goodie bags with SHE Caribbean Mag­a­zines awaited ev­ery guest at their seat.

To con­grat­u­late Taribba on a job well done, she was pre­sented with a token from Peter & Com­pany Dis­trib­u­tors and ev­ery­one was in­vited to dance the rest of the night away in The Land­ings’ el­e­gant lobby.

Creative Di­rec­tor Denise Lay and mod­els af­ter the show.

Michael Robin­son do­ing the fi­nal num­ber.

Kens­ley Hip­polyte, dancing his heart away on the cat­walk.

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