Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style
- Nov 11, 2016 - 10:26:50 AM
The Seattle Art Museum (SAM)’s exhibition
Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style
a unique retrospective of the work of one of the most influential
French haute couture designers of our era.
The exhibition takes visitors through Saint Laurent’s
legendary career and reveals both his artistic genius and his creative
process as an haute couture designer. On display at SAM is an exemplary
collection of 110 ensembles, many of which have never been shown in
public before, showcasing the tremendous achievements of his 44-years in
the fashion industry...
Design Caribbean to Pop-Up in Camden London
- Nov 8, 2016 - 11:41:40 AM
Bridgetown, BARBADOS - Design Caribbean will be popping up in Camden
Market, one of London’s most sought-after shopping areas for those
looking for an eclectic mix of unique gifts and hand-crafted products,
from November 24-28, 2016.
The Design Caribbean Pop-Up Shop will
be the home for six regional firms as they present their range of
diverse products to trade and consumers. Located in the historic former
Pickfords Stables, Camden Market is the ideal setting and opportunity
for visitors to see a collection of the Caribbean’s leading contemporary
designers, who use indigenous techniques to create contemporary
Bahamas Fashion hits Facebook
- Sep 4, 2016 - 12:01:42 AM
being one of our top draws for hits to our website, The Bahamas Weekly has launched our "
" Facebook page, as an extension of sharing bits and pieces, and our stories, inspired by fashion in The Bahamas.
If you are a fashionista that loves Facebook, then be sure to not only LIKE our new page, but flag it for every update!
Expect to see the latest in
features, and meet the Bahamian
that make it all look good!
Inaugural Perth Eco Fashion Week Call for Designers
- Aug 16, 2016 - 3:28:15 PM
Perth Eco Fashion Week is set to take place Down Under
from November 19th-26th and the festival will be packed with national
and international designer runway shows, design and textile art
exhibitions, pop up shops, workshops, and seminars to promote
sustainability. Founded by Perth-based Australian eco fashion designer
and visual artist Zuhal Kuvan-Mills of Green Embassy, Zuhal has taken
her passion for slow fashion to a new level with the creation of this
first of its kind fashion event for the region.
The focus will be
sustainable, ethical production, organic and natural materials which
does not leave carbon foot prints. Garments created with Organic,
re-cycled, up-cycled fabrics, traditional hand-crafted textiles...
Results of the Miss Bahamas Designer Showcase competition
- Jul 15, 2016 - 2:08:17 PM
Stylish cuts, thigh-high slits, boundary-pushing head pieces, plunging
necklines and overall avant garde fashion that could have graced the
runways of Paris, New York or Milan, fashion students and alumni of The
Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently designed
stunning creations for the Miss Bahamas Designer Showcase competition.
at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort under the theme, ‘I’m Every Woman,’
scores of fashion enthusiasts and supporters of the 10 Miss Bahamas
contestants braved the brutal heat on the Independence Day holiday, and
although the designer showcase was the third competition for the
afternoon, following the swimwear and top model contests, it was an
eclectic collection that was worth the wait...
Miss Bahamas Swimsuit, Top Model & Designer Showcase Highlights
- Jul 15, 2016 - 12:00:03 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Contestants competing in the Miss Bahamas Pageant
to choose the new Miss World Bahamas strutted down the catwalk before a
capacity crowd in an exciting triple header event on Monday, July
11. The ladies competed in the Sands Beer Swimsuit Competition, the Top
Model fashion show, and the Commonwealth Fabrics Designer Showcase,
featuring the creations of BTVI design students.
Placing in the Top 3
in the swimsuit competition were in random order: Miss Long Island
Ashley Hamilton, Miss Staniel Cay Shanice Burrows, and Miss
Eleuthera Geena Thompson. The Top 3 finishers in the Top Model
competition were in random order: Miss New Providence Andrea Bowleg,
Miss Long Island Ashley Hamilton, and Miss Eleuthera Geena Thompson...
The Bahamas Represents at Carib Style Week 2016
- Jul 7, 2016 - 2:12:15 AM
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Carib Style Week 2016 honoured June’s
Caribbean Heritage Month with a lively series of food and fashion fusion
events as well as the Carib Style Pop Up Shop. Held from June 23-26,
festivities included the VIP Reception, Carnival Rocks the Runway,
Westfield Experience, Epicurean by Design, and Bikinis & Brunch.
June 19-30, Bahamian jewelry designer, Chevette Williamson exhibited in the Carib Style Pop Up Shop showcased local Caribbean
designers at the Westfield Broward Mall. Shoppers got the chance to
browse trendy styles from 15 talented designers including Sonia Noel of
Guyana and Keisha Als of Trinidad and Tobago...
Bahari sponsors Miss World Bahamas Launch Party
- Jul 6, 2016 - 11:28:53 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – The 2016 Miss Bahamas Beauty Pageant to choose the
new Miss World Bahamas got off to a roaring start on July 1 with the
official “I am every woman” Launch Party, sponsored by Bahari Bahamas.
The much anticipated event did not disappoint as 10 gorgeous women from
across the Bahamas were formally introduced as contestants in the
country’s most prestigious pageant following their television debut on
the Reality TV Series Road to the Crown days earlier.
looked stunning wearing edgy but sophisticated dresses provided by
Bahari Bahamas, a second-year Miss Bahamas sponsor which will also be
providing a full wardrobe for the new Miss World Bahamas...
Miss Bahamas Contestants Rock the Boat at the Yacht and Travel Show
- Jun 24, 2016 - 2:00:40 PM
Nassau, New Providence - Patrons of the recent Bahamas Yacht
and Travel Show got a glimpse of the Miss Bahamas beauties in high
fashion resort wear. Contestants vying for the prestigious Miss Bahamas
title rocked the runway at the Bay Street Marina in swimwear and resort
wear courtesy of A La Plage, Aqua Soleil, Blue Moon Resort Wear and
Paradise Blue Surf Shop, all located in the Marina Village at Atlantis.
The collection featured bold colors, chic designs, functional
accessories and an array of styles perfect for land and sea travel. The
contestants modeled a variety of resort wear from unique statement
pieces to classic designs.
Eymeric Francois: Midnight in Paris
- Jun 24, 2016 - 9:51:14 AM
Photo: Simon Lau
Mixing classic couture looks with daring lingerie details, fashion
designer Eymeric Francois is reimaging French couture. His Autumn/Winter
2016 collection, entitled Midnight in Paris, combines elegant long
evening dresses with tight corsets and transparent lace body suits to
give us a sizzling sensuality not normally expected in luxury fashion.
Vancouver Fashion Week I had the pleasure of interviewing this young
designer to learn more about his vision of French elegance for today’s
woman.Trained under couture designer Thierry Mugler, Francois produced
his first luxury collection in 2000 in Paris and has not looked back
since. Today, at 35 years of age,he brings to the timeless elegance of
French style a sensualism that features bareskin, transparent lace,
strong sexual undertones and more than a hint of fetishism...
Bahamian designer sends Michelle Obama local treasures
- Jun 17, 2016 - 5:40:17 PM
A jewelry designer from a small island in The Bahamas is
hoping to see her necklace worn by none other than the
United States president's wife, Michelle Obama!
It's a tall order, and when
The Bahamas Weekly asked the designer what sparked the notion, she
responded, "For a very long time I have been dreaming of the day when I
would see the United States First Lady, Michelle Obama wearing a
necklace from my Chevette Williamson Jewelry line!
I love standout unique jewelry and I realized from Mrs. Obamas photos
that she embraces standout jewelry also."
Fashion students gear up for Miss Bahamas contest
- Jun 10, 2016 - 3:39:19 PM
For the second consecutive year, Fashion Design students and alumni of
The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI) will be creating
designs for the Miss Bahamas Organization’s (MBO) Top Model and
Designer showcase competition.
Last year’s winning piece was a
dramatic, avant garde evening gown created by Trineil Hanna. The
strikingly beautiful yellow dress incorporated a myriad of things
Bahamian from branches, flowers and beads to straw, butterflies and
This year’s theme is I am Every Woman, augmented by an
extraction of American soul, and Rhythm and Blues’ singer, Indie. Arie’s
lyrics: ‘I am not my hair, I am not my skin, I am the soul that lives
Chanel Cruise Collection Inspired by Havana Beat
- Jun 2, 2016 - 4:58:17 PM
In keeping with his trailblazing roots, Karl Lagerfeld recently staged the first international fashion show in Cuba
since the 1959 communist takeover by Fidel Castro. Along with a
supporting cast of 500 elite fashion models, makeup and hair artists,
seamstresses, staging crew members and 100 VIP guests, Lagerfeld
showcased Chanel’s Cruise 2017 collection on the open air boulevard of Havana’s Paseo de Prado.
The show was held at sunset on the grand pedestrian
pedestrian promenade, which acts as the unofficial dividing line between
old and new Havana. Covered with polished marble and framed by old
world street lights, large trees and marble benches, the venue was
fitting for the quintessentially French fashion house as French
landscape artist Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier ...
BAHARI releases 2016 Spring Collection
- May 4, 2016 - 11:57:12 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – As if the previous BAHARI collections were not impressive enough, the 2016 Spring Collection adds even more vibrancy and excitement to
the Bahamian brand.
held recently at The Cliffs, Cable Beach, showcased the 2016 Spring
Collection; which consists of dresses, swimsuits for ladies and the
distinctive premium t-shirts the brand is known for.“Spring is the
season of new beginnings,” said Kyle Williams, Bahari Brand Manager.
“Fresh buds bloom, animals awaken and the earth seems to come to life
Miss Bahamas Universe Struts For A Cause
- Mar 30, 2016 - 1:33:02 PM
Miss Bahamas Universe Toria Nichole recently participated in "Strut For A
Cause" an event put on by students of St. Andrew's School to raise
monies for the Bahamas AIDS Foundation.
Toria wore a dress courtesy of Platinum Brides.
The event held at the National Art Gallery on Saturday drew an audience of all ages to support the effort...
Canadian-Bahamian model makes her runway debut at Vancouver Fashion Week
- Mar 18, 2016 - 11:58:03 AM
Aliyah Lafrenier, a fourteen-year-old 5' 9"
Canadian-Bahamian model made her runway debut at Vancouver Fashion Week
in B.C., Canada. Aliyah recently returned to her birth country after
growing up in The Bahamas, and is excited to be working in an industry
she feels called to.
On Tuesday, Aliyah walked for Jennifer Somosa
, a fashion designer and architect from Venezuela. On Wednesday, she walked for Noctex
a designer from Canada. Vancouver Fashion Week takes place at the
Chinese Cultural Centre in downtown Vancouver, and is a 7-day event...
Armani: Designing for Women in a Digital Age
- Mar 17, 2016 - 2:37:28 AM
Melding his signature clean lines with colourful digital designs,
Giorgio Armani unveiled “New Pop”, his Emporio Armani Autumn/Winter
2016-17 collection, at Milan Fashion Week. In pursuit of a younger
Italian woman, the collection was an homage to the high tech era,
offering splashes of fluorescent colour and emoji-like prints on funky
“New Pop” proved that “King Giorgio”, as he is known to his
colleagues, is equally at home designing youthful, trendy pieces as he
is producing elegant gowns for the red carpet. Armani, now 81, embraced
the new digital generation, showing black fabrics printed with
geometrical motifs made up of squares, triangles and circles in bubble
gum pink, lime green and citrus yellow.
Vancouver Fashion Week kicks off 27th season with designer showcase
- Mar 15, 2016 - 4:58:39 PM
VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA – Considered one of the fastest
growing and largest fashion events in North America, Vancouver Fashion
Week (VFW) is back for its 27th season and 16th year. Kicking off on
March 14th with their opening gala featuring a designer showcase, where
each designer showed their top piece as a prelude of 'things to come'
during the next 6 days. They put on quite an impressive show!
keeps growing and improving as the seasons pass, and this installment
will feature over 100 runway shows highlighting the hottest trends for
fall/winter 2016. It was evident from the opening night gala that VFW is
being noticed around the world, not only from the international
representation of designers, but also the visiting media and press...
St. Georges High School fashion design program to holds Fashion Show
- Mar 14, 2016 - 8:51:41 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - On Monday March 14TH
- Friday March
The students of grade 12 fashion design program of St. Georges
High will be launching their 2016 design collection showcasing their designer
pieces. Their pieces will be on live mannequins and the front foyer/ office will
be designed by the students showing their store layout.
idea of this fashion showcase is to broadcast the future fashion designers and
to get their designer names out there as a come up to their success...
Bahamian model, Shavon Nottage returns to New York Fashion Week
- Feb 26, 2016 - 3:21:56 AM
After her 2014 international runway debut
at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week S/S15 in New York, the former Miss Jr
Grand Bahama, Miss Teenager Bahamas, and Elite Model Look Bahamas winner
hit the runway again in New York last week.
Shavon walked in one show for Nicholas K, and did four presentations,
where she stands in the designers clothes for people to walk up close
and view the garments. She presented for Runa Ray, Tenby, Victoria
Beard, and Hanley...