The Colour of Love at Islands of the World Fashion Showcase
- May 26, 2017 - 11:30:03 AM
The seventh edition of Islands of the World Fashion Showcase, under the
theme “The Colour of Love”, took the audience on a romantic journey to
an idyllic destination island wedding, featuring apparel and accessories
from underwear, swimwear, casual and resort wear, to evening dresses,
suits and bridal gowns, accentuated by exquisite jewelry. Owen Bethel,
producer of the event, described it as a “mosaic of fashion, art, and
culture, depicting a sophisticated island lifestyle, or designs for the
sophisticated urban castaways.”
The ambience of the romantic garden
setting in the Humidor Piazza at Graycliff Hotel provided a
complementary environment for a night of dazzling elegance...
Fashion Forward at the Opening of Bahamas Parliament
- May 25, 2017 - 7:16:06 PM
Fashion forward on the Red Carpet at about 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday
morning, May 24 – local media clamoured to get fashion photos of the
ladies, especially, and the new Members of Parliament at the Official
Opening of Parliament, as they walked towards the House of Assembly
before enthusiastic spectators.
The styles, the colours, designer flair all set the mood for an eagerly anticipated segment of the official opening ceremonies.
was Mrs. Pat Minnis, the wife of Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Hubert
Minnis, who wore a white dress with colorful floral bouquets, matched
with a hot pink hat.
Islands of the World Fashion Showcase "The Colour of Love" this weekend
- May 19, 2017 - 2:20:13 PM
Integrating the visual arts with a
diversity of cultures and the bio-diversity of underwater life in the
pristine seas surrounding The Bahamas, under the theme “The Colour of
Love, the seventh edition of Islands of the World Fashion Showcase will
explode in a burst of tropical colours in the romantic setting of the
Humidor Piazza of Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant on Saturday, 20th May
by Kristen Cartwright of The Bahamas,
Sun, Sea and Sand
by Persida Louison of Haiti, and
Rock That Style
by Greg Williams of
Barbados are the individual designers presenting their new collections.
Exiles, which is a collective and collaborative initiative encompassing
several designers will be making it’s second major presentation at IWFS...
Inaugural Eco Fashion Week Australia Calls for Designers
- May 14, 2017 - 2:55:07 AM
Eco Fashion Week Australia
is set to take place Down Under from November 23 - 27, 2017 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
International Fashion Star Scouts The Bahamas for New Destination Film Series
- Apr 28, 2017 - 12:06:23 PM
When he’s not travelling the
world or designing fashion pieces for some of the biggest fashion shows such as
the recent New York Fashion Week, Steven Strawder, better known as “Stevie Boi”,
is busy shooting footage for his new destination film series.
American Stevie Boi, a social
media star, is a fashion designer, actor, author and founder of clothing brand
NOIR and the luxury eye-wear brand SBShades.
Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Katy Perry have been widely published wearing the
distinctive sun glasses. -more-
Recently, the fashionista visited
Nassau to research sites and events to film for
the next episode in his destination film series and declared
The Sandyport Beach
Resort as his favourite resort in the Bahamas.
he photogenic award-winning
boutique resort became the backdrop for a fashion photoshoot with Miss World Bahamas
2016, Ashley Hamilton...
The Beret Story
- Apr 21, 2017 - 2:29:44 PM
The French beret long associated with artist Pablo Picasso
living in Paris during the early 1900’s, revolutionaries and made
stylish by actress and fashion model Brigitte Bardot in the 50’s has
returned as one of the hottest luxury fashion looks for spring.
Now with its rebel history and look, it has recently appeared in the
runway designer collections of Yves Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant, and
Dior. Given a makeover with bright colored textured wools to all black
leather with colored stones, the best beret looks on the fashion models
were with their hair up...
Fashion designer from Australia highlights Ocean Conservancy at Vancouver Fashion Week
- Apr 1, 2017 - 6:48:37 PM
World Water Week has just concluded and although many events took place
around the world close to rivers, oceans and streams, the fashion runway
may be one of the last places on people's minds when it comes to water
and conservation. Enter Zuhal Kuvan-Mills from Australia and her
Green Embassy 'Empty Oceans' collection...
Environmental activist, fashion designer and artist Kuvan-Mills believes
art and fashion impact our emotions and can move us to value our blue
planet. Currently supporting the world’s leading direct action ocean
conservation organization, Sea Shepherd (Australia) she said she was
compelled to return to west-coast Canada for Vancouver Fashion Week...
Bahamas' Theodore Elyett applies to Project Runway
- Mar 31, 2017 - 6:01:41 PM
Bahamian designer, Theodore Elyett has submitted the following audition video to the American television series,
, hoping to be the very first Bahamian to be on the fashion design show about to launch it's 16th season.
has applied once before and this time writes, "Giving this a second
shot!! Here's my audition tape for Project Runway Season 16!! Watch,
enjoy AND let's keep our fingers crossed!"
's winning designer will receive $100,000 and other prizes.
International Designers Stand Out at Vancouver Fashion Week Day 5
- Mar 28, 2017 - 8:49:23 PM
Vancouver, BC - Day five of Vancouver Fashion Week F/W W17 drew in
collections from the luxurious streets of England, Denmark, Japan,
Luxembourg and Spain. All collections showcased stunning materials
leaving the mind to explosive interpretations.
Camilla Askholm’s women’s wear collection channels a minimalistic,
timeless sense of feminine elegance. The Danish designer aims for
structure and tailors her pieces appropriately for a unique ensemble.
With a vision for a more sustainable approach to fashion, the
collection’s focal point is on lines, composition, fine materials, and
crafted detailing. Basic pastel colouring is long gone and replaced with
bold patterned pieces pared with velvet in-hues of green and blue...
Day 4 Highlights: Vancouver Fashion Week F/W 2017
- Mar 24, 2017 - 12:50:33 PM
Vancouver Fashion Week kicked off day 4 at the Chinese Cultural Center
once again with creative designers from all over the world. Thursday
evening presented numerous men’s collections shifting from street grunge
to oversized statement pieces.
Terry Shin, the face and creative director behind BLACKMERLE, opened day
four of VFW with slicked down models in dystopian streetwear. Based in
Seoul and Vancouver, Shin has created a paradox of military grunge and
street clothes, focusing on powerful silhouettes, chain accents and a
dark pallet. Overly large shoes, gelled hair and highlighted skin
completed the apocalyptic meets high fashion streetwear...
Where African Fashions Meet the Stylish Traveler
- Mar 24, 2017 - 12:33:33 AM
Shangani Fashion's debut presentation during New York Fashion Week
conveys contemporary cuts that are accented with vintage accessories.
Shangani Fashion Designs are a juxtaposition of culture and style.
Shangani is an African tribe who dwelled near the Shangani River in
Zimbabwe, Africa. The tribe was named after its founder; and the name
"Shoshangani" means traveler. Shangani Fashion is a brand inspired by
the experience of travel and the exposure of different cultures.
by Shangani's Designers merge their travel experiences with colorful
ethnic prints, and contemporary shapes to create a high fashion,
ready-to-wear look. Traditional African fabrics with a modern mix, is
the passion behind Shangani Fashions...
Eco Fashion Designer Draws Awareness to Our Fragile Oceans
- Mar 22, 2017 - 7:42:59 AM
One could say it’s serendipitous that Canada’s largest fashion event coincides with World Water Week
, and Australia’s eco designer, Zuhal Kuvan-Mills of Green Embassy
will be showcasing her Empty Oceans series on the runway at Vancouver Fashion Week
(VFW) this Sunday, March 26th.
an environmental activist, designer and artist Kuvan-Mills believes art
and fashion impact our emotions and can move us to value our blue
planet. This is her third time to VFW and she says she was inspired to
return after hearing about the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion and its
threat to local waters, in particular that her current collection is her
emotional response to the world's troubled oceans...
Carnival costumes hit Vancouver Fashion Week's opening night
- Mar 21, 2017 - 8:12:32 PM
The Opening Gala of Vancouver Fashion Week F/W 2017 marks
the 29th season of the week-long runway event. The March 20th
anticipated event showcased collections from 5 up-and-coming designers
graduating from LaSalle’s Fashion Design Program. An exclusive preview
to several VFW featured designers including a special sneak peek of
Japanese label Wasso Vege's latest designs, along with the incredible works of Brazilian based designer Atelier Valeria Costa.
Atelier Valeria Costa
brought the festivity of the Brazilian celebration of Carnival to the
VFW stage! The designer captivated the audience with her designs, amidst
a lively showcase of dance and festivity...
Nine designers to watch out for at Vancouver Fashion Week
- Mar 13, 2017 - 6:12:30 PM
Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) has announced details for its 29th
consecutive season. The autumn/winter 2017 season will take place from
the 20th to 26th March in Vancouver, British Columbia and nine designers
from Canada, Japan, Spain, Italy, Australia and Hungary have been
hot-tipped by founder and producer, Jamal Abdourahman.
Born in Madrid and trained in London, Arantxa Morcillo
is genuinely curious about materials, forms and silhouettes. An
obsessive attention to research is essential in her creative process
which evolves in rich and intimate collections. She worked at Somerset
House and interned with Gareth Pugh before embarking on her own
projects. Her AW17 collection Memories will be shown on the runway at
Bahamian luxury handbag designer showcases during London Fashion Week
- Mar 4, 2017 - 8:56:44 AM
Luxury bespoke handbag brand Willique showcases at Fashion’s Finest off-schedule shows during London Fashion Week.
its seventh year, Fashion’s Finest is one of the biggest and most
successful independent off-schedule events that coincides with London
Fashion Week. As a leading international platform for emerging
designers, the event draws press, buyers and industry figures – eager to
see fresh, creative talent and trends.
Willique had the
opportunity to showcase the brand’s range of luxury and bespoke leather
bags and accessories in Fashion's Finest exhibition space...
St. John’s College’s band, 'Special Blend' wears Bahari
- Feb 22, 2017 - 10:50:42 AM
When members of St. John’s College’s band, Special Blend, put their game
face on to compete in the first ever TMP Music Competition organized by
Zamar Group, the final touch was adorning themselves with one of a kind
The band went on to win the competition hands down which
afforded its members the opportunity to perform in the state of Boston
this summer. The band, which was formed in November of 2016, describes
its style as a mixture of music genres thus the name, “Special Blend”...
Bahamian models to hit the runway at New York Fashion Week
- Feb 10, 2017 - 2:44:21 AM
Top PTG models, Selvinique Wright and Vanessa Leach are gearing up to
hit the runway at New York Fashion Week on Thursday, February 9th, at
the incredible Madison Square Garden.
No strangers to the
runway, PTG veterans Wright and Leach easily snagged runway spots with
Las Vegas established, top designer David Tupaz; the shining Filipino
gem on the Hollywood red carpet. According to Pia Glover, PTG Marketing
& Modeling Agency President, both Leach and Wright are thrilled to
be a part of such a major opportunity. “It speaks volumes to the talent
that we have here in The Bahamas, including the team at PTG Marketing
& Modeling Agency..."
The 80’s Fashion Trends Love Affair for 2017 Has Begun
- Feb 8, 2017 - 9:16:24 PM
If you lived through it, you’ll probably remember the 80’s as a
decade when fashion was larger-than-life. The 80’s fashion trends
introduced us to bold female silhouettes defined by colorful oversize
blazers with shoulder pads, big permed hair with heavy makeup and risqué
low cut sequin dresses with thigh-high slits. Needless to say, it was
one of the more influential style periods in recent memory.
Many fashion designers look to the past for inspiration and their
love affair with 80’s fashion trends is everywhere for spring 2017.
Watch for the following 80s style influences, some which we may soon see
on our city streets...
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...