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 »
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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 »
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 »