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:
– The Calabash Festival is back this year with a fresher and more youth focused schedule featuring a handful of amazing writers from all over the globe. Peep the new website to get updated on the latest information and also keep an eye on Design Caribbean as they will be taking part in the festival this year featuring a new artist in the kiosk each day of the festival. Not attending the festival this year, but equally as exciting, is the release of acclaimed Jamaican writer Marlon James’ new book A Brief History of Seven Killings out this October on Riverhead (thanks to Annie Paul for that heads up, we’ll be looking out for that one.)
– Jamaica’s own local fashion weeks are quickly creeping up on us and we can’t wait to see how some of our favourite Caribbean designers have grown this year and the fresh new looks they’ve created. You can get your feet wet by checking out the Tobago Fashion Coda page, where Trinidadian and Tobagonian designers shared their latest creations.
– Local designer and bead magician, Abenah Adelaide, shared her style secrets over the weekend on how to wear a statement jewelry, such as the pieces from her own self titled collection.
– Local fashionista and designer Ms. Jaye, from Bag Lady by Ms. Jaye, shared news of a fashion pop up coming in May with herself and our latest Kingstonstyle TV victim, the ever talented singer/designer Denyque. In tune with the shopping frenzy feeling we sometimes get, the pop up is being called The Raid…so raid it to your hearts content.
– Be the first to sneak-a-peek at the printed fabric created for Rodell Warner’s fashion/ photography /place project Canopy Guild tonight at the NLS gallery space from 7-9pm. This project will employ the design talent of local artists Ayana Riviére, Leasho Johnson, Storm Saulter, Ai Yoshida and Afifa Aza, so it’s not to be missed.