Miss Universe Bahamas dazzled with the help of local designers
- Feb 2, 2017 - 4:38:53 PM
A new Miss Universe was crowned on January 29th in the Philippines and representing The Bahamas was 24 year old Cherell Williamson
of Nassau was showing up in stellar exclusive fashions throughout the
pageant thanks to local designers, Theodore Elyett, and Javotte Bethel.
According to Theodore Elyett
who is one of the best designers to ever come out of The Bahamas, this
was the first time in 13 years that a Miss Universe Bahamas wardrobe was
provided by a Bahamian designer. After seeing Cherell glide across the
Miss Universe stage during preliminaries in his "Golden Goddess" gown,
Theodore wrote the following on his Facebook page, "...yup...crying my
eyes out...to that 13 year old boy that never gave up!
Red Dress Soiree donates more than $13,000 to Bahamas AIDS Foundation
- Dec 22, 2016 - 10:53:58 AM
The Red Dress Soiree, today presented a cheque in the amount of
$13,214.67 to The Bahamas AIDS Foundation to benefit their Adolescent
The funds were raised at the event's silent
auction held on December 10, 2016 in the Imperial Ballroom at Atlantis.
More than 30 silent auction packages with items donated by more than 70
corporate donors were offered in the digital silent auction.
three part event – runway show, dinner and silent auction featured
twelve of The Bahamas’ Leading Ladies who showcased red gowns created by
twelve Bahamian fashion designers...
Bahari Bahamas opens on Bay Street
- Dec 21, 2016 - 4:49:12 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas – Bahari is closing out the year 2016 with a bang by
launching its Winter Collection in its newest location downtown,
Nassau, across from the Hilton British Colonial Hotel.
opened the door to its third store on December 17 with a promotion
entitled, “12 Hours of Bahari” that showcased Bahari’s Winter Collection
and set Bay Street buzzing with word that the fashion leaders are now
located downtown. This new store promises the same first class, fabulous
products and service Bahari has offered the Bahamian public over the
past two years, with additional focus on resort wear...
BTVI fashion design student launches collection
- Dec 16, 2016 - 4:47:14 PM
The designs on display exuded confidence and adventure. Upcoming fashion
designer Delano Marc, recently hosted an intimate al fresco fashion
show at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort, launching a collection that’s for
the bold, beautiful and artsy.
The fashion design student of
the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), might be one of
the new kids on the fashion scene, but already he is making waves. In
2015, he placed second in the 2015 Miss Bahamas Top Designer showcase.
However, in his solo fashion show, dubbed ‘Love Letters and Poems,’ Delano created delightful chaos...
Leading Ladies Shine at Red Dress Soiree
- Dec 16, 2016 - 1:45:29 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - More than 300 persons filled the Imperial Ballroom at
Atlantis for the third bi-annual Red Dress Soiree, powered by Aliv held
on December 10, 2016. The event, whose silent auction benefits The
Bahamas AIDS Foundation, raised thousands for the foundation’s work with
adolescents affected by and infected with HIV/AIDS.
part event – runway show, dinner and silent auction featured twelve of
The Bahamas’ trailblazing women who showcased original designs by twelve
Bahamian fashion designers...
BTVI design graduate creates chic outfit for Miss World Bahamas
- Dec 14, 2016 - 11:59:06 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - In the beauty pageant world, an unspoken competition begins before
contestants ever hit the stage. From the moment a contestant touches
down at the airport of the host country, she is already being sized up.
Hence, what she wears offstage should be equally as impressive.
Miss World Bahamas, Ashley Hamilton is in Washington DC, where she is
competing for the Miss World pageant to be held on the 18th December.
She will be competing against 116 contestants. Her wardrobe and costume
were unveiled by the Miss Bahamas Organization (MBO) during a presentation
at the Serenity Club House, Lyford Cay Road...
Simon Barth Couture: Dark Seduction 2016
- Dec 9, 2016 - 12:35:01 AM
When he showcased his first collect at Berlin Fashion Week nearly ten
years ago, Simon Barth realized he didn’t quite fit in with the
minimalist aesthetic of the German fashion scene. The fact is Barth
lives for creating intricate embroidered haute couture dresses and, in
2013, the German-born designer moved to Vienna, Austria where today he
is handcrafting exquisite floor-length evening dresses for the women of
the Viennese ball.
Steeped with aristocratic tradition and home
to the most extravagant and romantic balls you will find anywhere in the
world, Vienna is one of Europe’s oldest capital cities. During ball
season, which begins each winter and runs until Ash Wednesday...
Bahamian footwear and accessories line launches Kickstarter funding campaign
- Nov 18, 2016 - 12:30:09 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Haus of Assembly, HOA takes a modern approach to
Bahamian heritage by infusing the color and intricate beauty of The
Bahamas Islands into art-like footwear. With its classic espadrille
style, Haus of Assembly seeks to create a lifestyle brand focused on
accessories and footwear inspired by all aspects of Bahamian culture.
name Haus of Assembly, pronounced “House” stems from the brand’s desire
to have social and cultural effect on the style, quality and
authenticity of being unapologetically Bahamian...
Fashion Inspired by Our Ocean's Fragile Ecosystems: The Empty Ocean Series
- Nov 17, 2016 - 10:29:04 PM
"The conservation of our oceans is close to my heart," says Perth-based Australian eco fashion
designer and visual artist, Zuhal Kuvan-Mills
"especially after my encounter with whales on the Southern Oceans a few
years ago in Albany, Western Australia. It is a memory that is
embedded into my soul."
As an environmental activist, designer and artist Kuvan-Mills believes
art and fashion impact our emotions and can move us to value our blue
planet. She is the ambassador for Green Embassy
, Australia’s first internationally recognised organic fashion label...
Grand Bahama artist expands to wearable art
- Nov 17, 2016 - 1:43:09 PM
Claudette Dean of Freeport,
Grand Bahama island is a published artist, poet and writer. She has held
many solo exhibits and has participated in many local and international
group exhibits. She works primarily in oil and mixed media.
Dean has announced the launch of a new product line that features her
fine art. She has partnered with VIDA who have placed her work on handbags, scarves, shawls, and cushions...
Handbags Made with a Social Conscience
- Nov 16, 2016 - 3:02:45 PM
Bridgetown, BARBADOS - The issue of replica handbags and other goods is
a significant problem for designers and the industry as a whole. Whilst
it is doubtful that this practice will cease, it is encouraging when
authentic luxury products are discovered that are ethically produced in a
conscious social manner.
A number of such companies exist within
the Caribbean, and two highly distinguished hand-produced bag companies
MayaBags® from Belize, and REECII from the twin islands St. Kitts and
Nevis, should be justly highlighted as examples to all.
MayaBags® is a
handmade, design-driven women’s accessories collection, of purses and
items for the home inspired bynature and crafted with the artisanal
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!
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...