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WIN a Ticket to attend Islands of the World Fashion Showcase! - Apr 3, 2012 - 1:59:34 PM

GRAND PRIZE - A Harl Taylor BAG (Allyson design, valued at over $500)

Islands of the World Fashion Showcase (IWFS), the newly rebranded fashion showcase is set to take place May 11-12, 2012  at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort.

As part of our 5th anniversary celebrations The Bahamas Weekly has teamed up with Islands of the World Fashion Showcase and Harl Taylor BAG to give YOU an opportunity to be seated next to the runway to enjoy THE most exciting fashion event in The Bahamas!  5 tickets will be given away over the coming 5 weeks and the Grand Prize is the coveted one-and-only, Harl Taylor BAG Mini with an IWFS ticket enclosed!

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Islands Fashion Showcase (IWFS) announces new Jackson Burnside award - Jan 15, 2012 - 3:21:26 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Jackson Burnside rocked in the world of architecture. His love of the craft and eagerness to experience the world led him to travel to many countries to enjoy both the unique structures as well as cultures.

Mentored by the late Louis I. Khan, Burnside, in his own right became an architectural icon throughout the Caribbean. In his effort to learn more about the world around him, he in turn taught others how to effectively embrace natural products and merge them with the built environment.

Islands of the World Fashion Showcase (IWFS) has created the...
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Islands of the World Fashion Showcase/ Mode Iles to select 12 Designers for Television Series Competition - Dec 27, 2011 - 10:54:16 AM
Nassau, Bahamas. 12th December 2011: Mode Îles Ltd., the organizers of the award-winning Islands of the World Fashion Week, is now gearing to begin the process of selecting the 12 entrants for participation in the television series designers' competition scheduled to take place and taped during the newly formatted event, Islands of the World Fashion Showcase, to be held in May 2012.

Applications for designers can be obtained from the Registration page on the website.

Submission of applications will continue through to 20th January 2012...

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Mode Iles appoints new Production Manager for Islands of the World Fashion Showcase - Nov 3, 2011 - 1:45:04 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - With a new brand comes a new team for the world-renowned event, Islands of the World Fashion Showcase (IWFS). Mode Î les, the producer of IWFS, has recruited Indira Lashan Moss, as the Production Manager and driving force behind the now bi-annual showcase.  
“Indira has had the opportunity to work with the production of the event in various capacities for the past two years,” said Mode
Î les CEO, Owen Bethel. “She is a trained and accomplished designer with a passion for the industry and its development.”

At 26, Moss has already made a name for herself locally through her label ILashan.  
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Islands of the World Fashion Week to become a twice annual 'Showcase' - Sep 2, 2011 - 11:48:13 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Mode Îles, Ltd., the organizers of the award-winning Islands of the World Fashion Week, has announced significant changes to the production and format of the event commencing in 2012.

The event will become known as “Islands of the World Fashion Showcase” (“IWFS”) and will be presented twice annually in May and November. Each event will be hosted for two days with participation limited to ten designers at each event representing island nations around the world, along with international designers. The event in May will highlight designer resort, sports and swim wear and accessories. November will feature designer couture, pret-a-porter and casual wear and accessories...

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(VIDEO) IWFW - Fashion Cares for Haiti: The Relief Benefit Show Pt. 1 - Jan 18, 2011 - 1:28:46 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - With one year past the devastating earthquake in Haiti, The Bahamas Weekly is proud to present two video segments from Islands of the World Fashion Week (IWFW) in November 2010 featuring Haitian designers in a segment entitled: "Fashion Cares for Haiti: The Relief Benefit Show".

In this video you will see the colourful and stunning designs by Haitian jewelry and accessories designer, Giovanna Menard, as well as well known Haitian clothing designer, David Andre.

Both designers provided our news team with a short interview.
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(VIDEO) Interview with Antonio Rodrigue, the Haitian Ambassador to The Bahamas at IWFW - Jan 14, 2011 - 2:04:26 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Weekly News Team brings you a short interview Antonio Rodrigue, the Haitian Ambassador to The Bahamas which took place in November 2010 at a "Fashion Cares for Haiti: The Relief Benefit Show" at Islands of the World Fashion Week.

"I am very proud and happy to see this expression of Haiti's art and culture through fashion tonight. For me it is a very special night because we can show the world that Haiti has a lot to offer, even though we have problems, difficulties, we still have one of the most important things, our culture and the talent of Haitians," said Rodrigue.
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(VIDEO) Fashions of David Rolle with commentary by designer Nick Verreos - Dec 28, 2010 - 8:14:55 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Weekly takes you to another exciting video segment of Islands of the World Fashion Week (IWFW) with an interview with up and coming Bahamian designer David Rolle of Nassau. You will also hear from world renown American fashion designer Nick Verreos who speaks highly of The Bahamas and the young David Rolle, who actually assisted Verreos when he presented his line Nikolaki at the inaugural Islands Fashion Week two years ago.

David Rolle's line stole the show on opening night, and his dramatic display of models walking all handcuffed could well be a first in fashion history.
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(VIDEO) ICandy Swimwear at Islands Fashion Week 2010 - Dec 26, 2010 - 12:08:24 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Enjoy exciting swimwear fashions from The Bahamas!

The Bahamas Weekly takes you to Islands of the World Fashion Week during Runway 1 for a look at ICandy Swimwear out of The Bahamas.

Designed by world renown fashion designer Margot Ga. ICANDYSwimwear.net features brilliant, bold, sexy bikinis that will get you noticed. They are well known for their LOVE BAHAMAS LINE of swimsuits.

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"IWFW 2010 Television Special" to air on CaribVision: Caribbean and South Florida television network. - Dec 18, 2010 - 2:31:15 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Fashion aficionados and Islands of the World Fashion Week fans within the Caribbean and South Florida region can rejoice, as they will be granted access to front-row seats of the three day runway extravaganza! Mode Î les Ltd, producers of the internationally acclaimed IWFW event , produced a 30 minute Television Special which gives in-depth and entertaining views of the runway showcase...
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(VIDEO) Silk and Steel dance troupe opens Islands Fashion Week in Nassau - Dec 10, 2010 - 5:01:24 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Weekly News Team takes you to opening night of Islands of the World Fashion Week 2010 held at the British Colonial Hilton.

Each year the event brings something new and exciting and this year was no different.

This video takes you to the opening and closing act of a dance troupe called Silk and Steel who put out a powerful performance to kick start this year's fashion week...
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(Photos) The Islands Fashion Week Next Oscar winner, Georgina Estherr - Nov 30, 2010 - 4:27:18 PM
Sharing her humble beginnings, Georgina Estherr says, Thank you Bahamas!"

Nassau, Bahamas - Islands of the World Fashion Week 2010 had a new feature this year, that being The Search for the Next Oscar.  This was described by IWFW as "an award that will recognize and honour the island-based designer whose collection reflects a cohesive medium between “ready-to-wear” and “haute couture” designs. Like fellow island designer, Oscar de la Renta, their collection must appeal to a woman of exquisite taste. Attention will be given to the designer’s expression of style, creativity, selection of fabric and color, and quality of execution of the designs. The deciding piece will be the red carpet design for that exclusive engagement."
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Philippines designer, Oliver Tolentino shares about first visit to The Bahamas - Nov 24, 2010 - 9:33:18 AM

The Manila Bulletin writes: On the other side of the world, Oliver Tolentino, the boyish-looking Filipino fashion designer who has done the gowns of Patti Austin, Lea Salonga, Kuh Ledesma, and former First Lady Imelda Marcos to name a few, recently won the “Sustainable Eco Fashion 2010” award on the final night of the “Islands of the World Fashion Week” in Nassau, Bahamas.

“The experience was amazing,” revealed Oliver in an exclusive interview. “I didn't know what to think at first when they offered to fly me down there, but the Bahamian people are so nice and friendly and the organizers are so professional. They had a lot of prominent international guests from the fashion industry who attended...”

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(Photos) Islands of the World Fashion Week, Runway 3 and 2010 Awards Presentations - Nov 18, 2010 - 11:20:04 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - After two stellar days of Runway 1 and 2, anticipation for the final night of the 2010 Islands of the World Fashion Week at the British Colonial Hilton was paramount as guests arrived for the special finale night which was themed around the country of Haiti and called, "Fashion Cares for Haiti: The Relief Benefit Show".

The Ambassador to Republic of Haiti, Antonio Rodrigue was again in attendance to show his support and told The Bahamas Weekly News Team that he was pleased to attend an event that showcased so much good from his country during a time of such hardship for his people...
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(PHOTOS) Day 2 of Islands Fashion Week - Standing Ovation for Tolentino - Nov 17, 2010 - 2:20:16 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Islands of the World Fashion Week night two had another packed house at the British Colonial Hilton on Bay Street.  Fashion Week, where the styles of the island nations converge on The Bahamas to local appreciative audiences who are anxious for the experience of runway, beauty, poise and pizazz.  First timers leave in awe of the world of illusion, colour, fabrics, music, bodies and walk. The Bahamas Weekly News Team is pleased to present the flash slide-show comprising over 300 images shot by photographer Ricardo Saint CYR .

The special feature for Runway 2 was the "In Search of the Next Oscar" hosted by designer, Nick Verreos. This is not the Academy Awards 'Oscar' but the next 'Oscar de la Renta'. This competition is to recognize and honour the island-based designer...
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Runway Report: Islands of the World Fashion Week - Nov 16, 2010 - 4:41:42 PM

Spurred on by the entrancing beat of goat skin drums, eight barebacked male dancers donning tribal paint exploded onto the runway heralding the start of the third annual Islands of the World Fashion Week (IWFW.)

Five Bahamian designers joined by over 10 designers from island nations around the world including Jamaica, Turks & Caicos and the Dominican Republic, converged at the British Colonial Hilton for the three evening event which ran from Friday, November 11 to Saturday, November 13. Here are the highlights of the fashion week.

Read my daily highlights for all three Runway shows inside...

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(Photos) Islands of the World Fashion Week 2010 Opening Night - Nov 15, 2010 - 12:23:14 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Islands of the World Fashion Week, now in its third season opened November 11st at the British Colonial Hilton to a packed room of enthusiastic fashionistas.

Featured on the first night was Harl Taylor BAG of The Bahamas, K-Bobby of Jamaica, David Rolle of The Bahamas, Whitney Miller of The Bahamas, and Jay McCarroll of USA, and ICandy Swimwear from The Bahamas.
Local dance group "Silk and Steel" shook the runway with beautiful and powerful dance.

Young Bahamian David Rolle stole the show...
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Islands of the World is Ready to Strut - Don't Get Left Behind! - November 11th, 12, 13th (Schedule) - Nov 11, 2010 - 6:40:16 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Islands of the World Fashion Week (IWFW) is right around the corner! Held November 11th, 12th and 13th at the British Colonial Hilton on Bay Street in Nassau. Nightly runway shows at 7pm. TICKETS are on sale now at Obsession on Mackay St. or online at www.islandsfashionweek.com

The runway shows, receptions, and street parties will have you hopping all over the island, mingling with designers featuring their creations from such islands as Barbados, Cuba, Fiji, French Guyana, Grenada, Haiti, Indonesia, Jamaica, Madagascar,..
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(TRAILER) Jay McCarroll of "Eleven Minutes" to attend final night of Fashion in Film Series - Nov 9, 2010 - 7:36:12 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Star of the film, Jay McCarroll, winner for the 1st season of Project Runway and Celebrity Fit Club, will host a cocktail reception in the lobby at 7:30pm on November 10th. The movie begins promptly at 8pm. Tickets are $3

Jay McCarroll has distinguished himself as a talented designer as he became the first winner of the popular American reality series, Project Runway. He has gone on to become a celebrity designer, and has starred in the documentary feature film “Eleven Minutes” which recounts his rise to fame...
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IWFW Hosts “Fashion in Film Series” - The Devil Wears Prada - Nov 3, 2010 - 8:00:29 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Over the years, the art of fashion has moved beyond inspiring basic textile and into diverse industries, in particular film production. In the 1960’s, films such as “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, became noted as a film whose plot was focused around fashion. This year, producers of Islands of the World Fashion Week, Mode Îlesth, 2010, runs each Wednesday at 8 pm until November 10th, 2010, at Galleria Cinemas West, JFK. Tickets are sold an hour before show time at $3.

Films previously played include “The September Issue” and “Valentino: The Last Emperor”; and this Wednesday, November 3rd, the family favorite, “ The Devil Wears Prada”, a comedy film loosely based on Vogue’s editor-in-chief.

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