The final night of Caribbean Fashion Week 2013 brought out well seasoned designers and top notch entertainment. Big names like Biggy, Ashley Martin and Gavin Douglas had me excited to return to CFW, plus I wanted to see how designers that I watched strut the runway last year would evolve. For my own look, I decided to play designer and and re-fix a dress that was way too tight for me to wear out on its own currently. I added a sheer skirt to it at the very last minute which was extremely crushed, what a big faux-pas! Shame on me, but my look got me landed in the papers! Heh any press is good press they say
Ah well! I really did plan on getting it steamed backstage but somewhere along the way… I love this dress though and will be using it as my progress dress from now on. Let’s see if I can one day wear it on it’s own.
The night opened up with Marcellas from Cinderella Hats showing us her latest. I’m still waiting on her to gift me this one from last year 😀
Suzilee Chambers showed a fun line of swimwear and coverups next. Here are a couple of my favourite pieces from this Jamaican designer:
Gorgeous one-piece! Don’t let your body size stop you from being sexy at the beach. Owww!
Mutamba designed by Jacqueline Cohen gave us true island resort wear with beautiful greens and turquoises and flowy fabrics:
Delia Alleyne of Trinidad and Tobago brought out a line called Steampunk Revolution featuring pieces from the industrial era:
Think she nailed it? It’s her interpretation so there’s always that but I thought the line was fun and would do well in editorials.
Every night there’s a designer that pleases the female audience members by sending out male models in itsy bitsies and on the final night it was Saleem Samuels, also of Trinidad and Tobago.
The line was dominated with black and white stripes and polka dots with an occasional bright hue of blue, red or gold. See Saleem’s line last year and contact details here.
At this point in the night, Pulse paused the show to induct three of their models who have made it to supermodel status on the international stage into their Pulse Fashion Hall of Fame. The three inductees were Nell Robinson, Oraine Barrett and Jeneil Williams
Jeneil was looking fierce in all designer everything including those hot Louboutin boots! At this point Biggy came out with his line and I was excitttttteeeeeddddd. Biggy is known for using denim and lace to create dancehall-inspired pieces and this was his take on it this year:
Thoughts? I LOVE the denim dress.
Jamaican designer based in the UK, Gavin Douglas is no stranger to CFW and has been showing for years on end. He’s helped other Jamaican designers to better their craft and was himself acknowledged by Pulse before for his contributions to the Jamaican fashion scene. This year he brought with him a blue-themed line that featured a more sophisticated take on casual and daytime wear.
Finally closing out the night was Jamaican designer Ashley Martin bringing us her popular Attitude collection. She’s known for her daring, bold and over-the-top fabulous pieces and this collection did not disappoint.
As usual, there’s no real theme to Ashley’s line, but lots of feathers, sequins and Attitude. I was with her right until she came out wearing a Moschino belt. At a showing of her own line. Ok girl……
A few more pictures of me in my crushed skirt plus the performers of the night. Sizzla is looking quite dapper in his suit! His performance was stellar, as usual.
So that’s a wrap for my night-by-night coverage! Some designers had fabulous lines that will be featured in their own posts over the next few weeks as I reach out to them for interviews. If you’re a designer who showed and you’re reading this, please let me know if you’d like to be featured!
What were your thoughts on this year’s show overall?