Weekly Style: Jonathan Saunders for Sensatori Resort, Return of the Rudeboy and More!

Major Lazer Spring styles, Jonathan Saunders designs in Jamaica and Art Smith celebrated.

Major Lazer Spring styles, Jonathan Saunders designs in Jamaica and Art Smith celebrated.

Get in the know! Every week we bring you the Weekly Style, giving you the latest in fashion and style news from around the globe and from style savvy Jamaicans at home and abroad. This week on Weekly Style:

– Scottish Fashion Designer Jonathan Saunders has had his design fingers entrenched in local culture as late with a remodel at the Sensatori Resort in Negril. The fashion designer, who’s design roots are in product design, is preparing for a May 1st premiere of his remake of the resorts interior design which includes any where from the pool area to the beach linens, plus a capsule collection for the resort’s beach goers.

–  Dance powerhouse and dancehall enthusiast group, Major Lazer, has created a simple but eye-catching spring collection of merchandise for their fans. We especially like the Caribbean flag crewneck and the long sleeve “Lazer for Life” brotherhood shirt.

– International makeup artist Buntricia Bastian will be hosting the Makeup Skills Conference in Jamaica this May at the Pegasus Hotel May 18-20. The event will include three days of intensive training with workshops in bridal makeup, HD/Photography/Print makeup, lash extensions and body art.

– Fashion week season in Jamaica is swiftly approaching as March comes to a close next week. Saint International has posted a call for international designers for their Saint International Style Week. 

– This summer the Somerset House in London will be doing in exhibition on the roots of the rudeboy and its relationship with modern menswear entitled Return of the Rudeboy. The exhibit will run from June through August with a curation from photographer and filmmaker Dean Chalkley and creative director Harris Elliott. Definitely something to cross the pond for.

– Modernist Jamaican-American jewellery designer Art Smith will be the focal point of the latest exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum from now through May. Smith was a New Yorker of Jamaican parents who came up as a jewellery designer in Greenwich Village in the 1940s and rose to fame on the pages of Vogue. A large portion of the collection is on loan from the the Brooklyn Museum, for which many of Smith’s pieces were gifted to in 2007.

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