After a whirlwind of fashion shows this last month we’re finally ready to close another chapter on Caribbean Fashion Week. Unfortunately finishing up coverage came with much disappointment as we experienced a huge upset last week when we discovered that KS photographer Marlon Reid’s computer received a virus, thus erasing all of our images from… Read more »
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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 »
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 »
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.
American designer Yvonne Jewnell is only seventeen but has lofty design goals and while her collection of drop waisted pants and asymmetrical shirt dresses was not particularly our cup of tea it grained her the award fro CFW 2014 “emerging designer of the year”. The young designer used an eclectic collection of painted prints and… Read more »
One of the strongest collections from Saturday night at CFW came from Jamaican designer Jehan Jackson for her “Vain Glory” collection of tropical prints, fresh swimwear and rattan hats. Jackson used lightweight fabrics to create a resort friendly collection and diversified her swimwear with unconventional shapes and visored rattan hats. One of our favourite pieces… Read more »
We saw runway sweeping gowns from emerging Tobagonian designer Diamond Linton whose collection entitled “Tobago Gyal” played with layers of fabric and flirty frills. Two of our favourite styles from Linton showed a little tummy love: a tiered dress in a pleated peacock print and halter top and a white two-piece gown with wavy black… Read more »