IrieDiva in the social papers at Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
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Caribbean Fashion Week Final Night Highlights

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.

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For my own look, I decided to play designer and re-fix a dress that was way too short and tight for me to wear out on its own. 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.

IrieDiva in the social papers at Caribbean Fashion Week 2013

 

¬†Ah well! I really did plan on getting it steamed backstage but somewhere along the way that plan did not pan out. I love this dress though and I’m happy I gave it some shine.

Cinderella Hats

The night opened up with Marcellas from Cinderella Hats showing us her latest.

Cinderella Hats at Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Cinderella Hats at Caribbean Fashion Week 2013

Suzilee Chambers

Suzilee Chambers showed a fun line of swimwear and coverups next. Here are a couple of my favourite pieces from this Jamaican designer:

LEE-ANN'S DESIGNZ by Suzilee Chambers - Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
LEE-ANN'S DESIGNZ by Suzilee Chambers - Caribbean Fashion Week 2013

Gorgeous one-piece! Don’t let your body shape or size stop you from being sexy at the beach. Owww!

Mutamba

Jamaican fashion line Mutamba showed pieces by Jacqueline Cohen. She gave us true island resort wear with beautiful greens and turquoises and flowy fabrics:

Mutamba by Jacqueline Cohen - Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Mutamba by Jacqueline Cohen - Caribbean Fashion Week 2013

Delia Alleyne of Trinidad and Tobago

Delia Alleyne of Trinidad and Tobago brought out a line called Steampunk Revolution featuring pieces from the industrial era:

Steampunk Revolution by Delia Alleyne - Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Steampunk Revolution by Delia Alleyne - Caribbean Fashion Week 2013

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.

Saleem Samuels

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.

Saleem Samuels - Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Saleem Samuels - Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Saleem Samuels - Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Saleem Samuels - Caribbean Fashion Week 2013

The line was dominated by black and white stripes and polka dots with an occasional bright hue of blue, red, or gold.

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 Jamaican supermodel inductees were Nell Robinson, Jeneil Williams and Oraine Barrett.

Supermodel Nell Robinson and Pulse's Safia Cooper at Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Supermodel Jeneil Wiliams and Pulse's Safia Cooper at Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Supermodel Oraine Barrett and Pulse's Safia Cooper at Caribbean Fashion Week 2013

Jeneil was looking fierce in all designer everything including those hot Louboutin boots!

Biggy

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:

Biggy at Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Biggy at Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Biggy at Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Biggy at Caribbean Fashion Week 2013

Thoughts? I LOVE the denim dress.

Gavin Douglas

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.

Gavin Douglas at Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Gavin Douglas at Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Gavin Douglas at Caribbean Fashion Week 2013

Ashley Martin

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.

Attitude by Ashley Martin - Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Attitude by Ashley Martin - Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Attitude by Ashley Martin - Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Attitude by Ashley Martin - Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Attitude by Ashley Martin - Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Attitude by Ashley Martin - Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Attitude by Ashley Martin - Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Attitude by Ashley Martin - Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Attitude by Ashley Martin - Caribbean Fashion Week 2013

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…

Scenes from Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Sheila E at Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
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Scenes from Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Sizzla at Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Scenes from Caribbean Fashion Week 2013
Ninja man at Caribbean Fashion Week 2013

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. What were your thoughts on this year’s show overall?

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2 Comments

  1. Hey…the wrinkles are in the skirt. Not on your face!! . They should have commented on your Beautiful face and smile instead of skirt wrinkles. Girl yu mek it inna de News and you look GOOD when you show some thigh! Thanks for the pics.