One of the most well received collections from Caribbean Fashion Week was the funky eighties inspired swimwear line WETswim from songstress Denyque. The collection contained a vivid assortment of bright colours with sharp edges that revealed maximum curvature on a woman’s body. Likely not the swimwear collection for your mother or auntie–unless they’re into bootcamp…. Read more »
Showing one of the strongest collections from Caribbean Fashion Week was Edna Manley graduate, Juliette Dyke. Her Julan collection was both young and funky, combining sheer fabrics with royal prints in various diaphanous forms. We loved the use of the royalty pattern, tailored symmetrically and asymmetrically on the designs. One particular look stuck out in… Read more »
Caribbean culture website Largeup.com recently published our collaborative article on the resurgence of an iconic Jamaican staple, the mesh marina. In the the article we chronicle the garment’s popularity amongst the rude boys of the sixties and seventies all the way to the nineties dancehall dons and to current day’s recycling of the retro style…. Read more »
Veteran Jamaican Designer, Barry Moncrieffe, showed a collection of candy-coloured designs in polka dots and stripes on Saturday as a headlining designer to Juliette Dyke’s Julan collection. Combining bows with bouffant hats, the “Moncrieffe” collection varied in style, with a stronger inclination for more mature styles in knee length skirts and matching blazers, maxi dresses… Read more »
Summer has arrived, ultimately making makeup application a difficult albeit sweaty task. Just when we’re ready to throw in the towel and bare our naked faces to the world, makeup artist and fashion journalist Tameka “Tsansai” Coley saves the day with a few summer makeup must-dos. Follow these few tips to keep your skin looking… Read more »
Canadian designer Yiannis Koveos explored the female body for his “Yannis K Couture” collection of swimwear. Using a hard form shell to cover the breast and bottoms, the collection evoked Princess Leila in Return of the Jedi. Likely uncomfortable and awkwardly tailored, the swimwear may be best left to the professionals in the film industry.