It’s a new week in fashion and Kingstonstyle has your fashion news ready. 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:
– We were charmed to discover that American accessories label, Call it Spring, created an entire collection called “Fruit Loops” based off the inspirational environs of Jamaica’s colouful landscape and culture. The Call it Spring crew even took flight to Jamaica to shoot the fashion film for their collection of playful shoes.
– Fashion season in the Caribbean is pretty much wrapped up but leave it to the unique and progressive trendsetter Kerry-Ann Clarke, of KerryManWomanHome, to push the envelope with her Collection Moda event, now prepping for its third year. Prior to Collection Moda there will be Moda Grooming July 7-11 which will feature Yendi Phillips and her infinite grooming wisdom as both a prominent Jamaican beauty figure and the Miss Universe 2010 first Runnerup.
– The Jamaica Observer has set the date for their annual Take Style Out– formerly known as Anna Wintour’s Fashion Night Out– falling just at the tail end of Paris Fashion Week on October 2nd of this year. The shopping event promises retail discounts across the island, so for those fashionistas looking to find a fashion score, hold tight.
– L.A. based streetwear label, We Are Massiv, is at it again with another creatively curated event. This time they’ve helped to bring DJ duo Nadastorm, aka Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom, to Kingston for an epic experience in dance music. Dave Nada’s reputation as the inventor of the cumbia-reggaton-house infused Moombahtoon has made him an important musical contributor in the electronic dance scene. Get your tickets before their gone and hear a preview of the sound on their site.
– French designers of Jamaican descent, Byron and Dexter Peart, recently showcased their SS2015 WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie collection entitled “Jamaica House.” The designers evoked their Jamaican heritage in the collection by using the earthly colours of their homeland on simple and clean silhouettes for the accessories-focused line.
– If you haven’t been following writer Kei Miller’s blog, you should take a peek at his recent “Pretty Hurts: Jamaican Style Stories from Miss Jamaica 2014” to grasp some perspective on the politics behind the Jamaican beauty contest industry. It’s a must read, not just because we respect Kei Miller as a writer– his “White Girl with a Camera” short story in Kingston Noir left a hefty stamp in our brainscape– but because of its profile on the illustrious Damien Shaw (aka Mr. Image) and Jamaica’s socially-constructed narratives about what is beautiful.