IWFW CD Launch Party a Smash Hit
- Oct 27, 2010 - 8:27:35 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - On Thursday, October 21, the Bambu nightclub came to life as eclectic
sounds of the 2010 “Islands of The World Fashion Week” permeated down
town Nassau. Mode Îles Ltd, producers of one of the region’s largest
showcase of indigenous and international fashion designers, launched
the official soundtrack for Fashion Week 2010; “Islands of the World
Fashion Week CD Vol:1— a mix of trendy house, pop, and techno sounds
from around the world, inclusive of pieces from local talents like
TaDa and Sketch...
IWFW launch Fashion in Film Series, Wednesdays
- Oct 25, 2010 - 9:47:19 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Islands of the World Fashion Week has started another new initiative,
the Fashion in Film Series, which will take place each Wednesday evening
leading up to the big event, November 11 - 13th.
The first film
screened on October 20th and you can still catch the remaining films,
all at Galleria Cinemas West on JFK Drive and all focusing on Fashion:
The Devil Wear Prada, 7pm; and
Eleven Minutes, 7pm.
"Islands of the World Fashion Tour" joins Funkshion- Fashion Week Miami Beach
- Oct 22, 2010 - 9:24:55 PM
Îles Ltd, producers of "Islands of the World Fashion Tour" invites you to "
Funkshion"- Fashion Week Miami Beach.
Saturday 23rd of October,
8pm, the award-winning designers of "Islands of the World Fashion Week" will take center stage at
The Bass Museum of Art. Joining the lineup will be
Harl Taylor BAG (Bahamas),
K.Bobby (Jamaica) and
Eric Raisina (Madagascar)...
IWFW Makes A “Fruit-filled” Donation to Local Children’s Home
- Oct 19, 2010 - 11:12:36 AM
Nassau, Bahamas: On
Thursday 14th October, 2010, the inclement weather placed a halt on the
CD launch party planned by Mode Îsles Ltd, producers of “Islands of The
World Fashion Week”.
The unexpected rain however, proved to be a blessing in disguise, as it
became the inspiration behind a generous donation of hors d'oeuvres
donated to the Bahamas Children’s Emergency Hostel on
Saturday, October 16, 2010. In preparation for one of the most
anticipated events of the IWFW 2010 calendar, organizers were forced to
postpone the launch of the “IWFW CD Vol.1”; the official runway music to
be used in the “Islands of the World Fashion Week” international
Mode Îles Ltd to launch “Islands of the World Fashion Week CD”, October 21st
- Oct 18, 2010 - 3:37:57 PM
Nassau, Bahamas: “Islands of
the World Fashion Week” is more than an event, it's an experience! Mode
Îles Ltd, producers of IWFW, is set to launch their
compilation “Islands of the World Fashion Week CD Vol. 1”, with an
official CD release party scheduled at Bambu Nightclub for Thursday
As this pioneering event gets ready to hit the
regional and international television medium, Mode Îles Ltd saw fit to
create a mix of hits ranging from techno, R&B, Pop and house.
Featured artists on this eclectic musical compilation hail from
countries like Trinidad, British Virgin Islands, Canada, U.S.A., Europe
and The Bahamas. Radio hits from around the region like “Let Me Know”
and “Push It”, are just some of the tracks that listeners can groove
to.There is also “home grown” flavor on the compilation, with songs
from “Sketch” and “TADA”...
(VIDEO) Islands of the World Fashion Week Bahamas 2009 Overview
- Oct 7, 2010 - 2:30:24 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Islands of the World Fashion Week is just a month away and this
year will be bigger and better than ever!
The Bahamas Weekly wishes to share their
2009 Video Overview of all the
excitement from last season, so you will be sure not to miss
IWFW 2010 from November 11th through 13th!
The Bahamas Weekly from 2009: Islands of the World Fashion Week, in its second year
and held from November 7th to 9th,
was nothing short of stellar in presenting fashions from 'island
nations' in a three day event hosted in The Bahamas and organized by
"Runway to Fashion Week" winner to join IWFW 2010 Designer Line-Up
- Oct 6, 2010 - 5:44:33 PM
Nassau, Bahamas: The
“Islands of the World Fashion Week” 2010 season is officially underway!
On Sunday, October 3rd, scores of fashion spectators were engaged in
the excitement and allure of the Mode Îles Ltd. produced, “Runway to
Fashion Week”. This highly anticipated event, loosely based on American
reality series “Project Runway”, was designed to engage and expose
novice Bahamian designers to the wider fashion community; both locally
and internationally. With 5 talented designers eager to win the coveted
“top designer” title, only one emerged victorious! The winner of
Sunday's rigorous two rounds of competition was 26 year old Mr.
Theodore Elyett. His showcase of vibrant and colorful garments inspired
by American celebrity Solange Knowles...
Producers of Islands of the World Fashion Week creates local designer competition; “The Runway to Fashion Week”
- Oct 2, 2010 - 9:49:35 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
With less than two months away until the biggest runway show to hit the
Bahamian shores, Mode Iles Ltd, producers of the award-winning Islands of the
World Fashion Week (IWFW), have created a designer competition for novice
designers based in the Bahamas. The competition; “Runway to Fashion Week”,
loosely based on America’s “Project Runway”, was created to involved local,
novice designers and gradually expose their talent to a larger market. The
event will take place on October 3rd beginning at 5pm at Mario's Bowling and
Mode Îles Ltd. Offers Scholarships to Parsons The New School for Design
- Oct 2, 2010 - 11:21:10 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Mode Îles Ltd., the producers of the award-winning fashion
event, Islands of the World Fashion Week, have announced the establishment
of two scholarships in conjunction with the internationally-recognized
Parsons The New School for Design, based in New York, for a promising
young fashion designer to attend one of the many summer intensive programs
offered at the institution to enhance their skills in various aspects
of the fashion industry.
The first scholarship will
be awarded to the recipient of the NextGen Designer Award competition
which is held annually during the Islands of the World Fashion Week
in November, and selected by a panel of international judges. Past recipients
of the NextGen Designer Award have been Tamiko Browne of St. Vincent
& the Grenadines, and Darcel de Vlugt of Trinidad & Tobago...
Islands of the World Fashion Week Announces International Guest Designers
- Sep 24, 2010 - 12:11:35 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Mode Îles Ltd., organizers of the award-winning Islands of the World
Fashion Week (IWFW), announced that the two International Guest Designers
selected to present creations from their Spring/Summer 2011 Collection
at the event are Jay McCarroll and Oliver Tolentino. IWFW will take
place November 11th – 13th at the British Colonial
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...
Islands of the World Fashion Week Model Casting Call
- Sep 24, 2010 - 7:44:08 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Islands of the World Fashion Week takes place from November 11th to 13th
in Nassau, and will be casting for models.
The following is required for the
Casting Call which will be held on Saturday,
September 25th from 10am to 4pm at the Mario's Bowling & Entertainment Palace:
Attractive male and
female runway models. Height: 5'7" and taller in bare feet. Dress size
0-4. All models must be healthy, in good physical shape, have clear
(unblemished) skin, straight white teeth, no obvious scars, no tan
lines, excessive piercings or tattoos. You will be asked to walk, and we
will ask to see your legs, arms and upper back
IWFW Announce Designers of the Runway for 2010
- Sep 18, 2010 - 6:26:49 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Mode Iles, producers of the acclaimed “
Islands of the World Fashion
Week”, today announce the designer lineup for the IWFW 2010 show in
November 11-13, to be held at The British Colonial Hilton. Including
guest designers from the popular American television series, “Project
Runway”, 18 talented, island-based designers, representing 9 island
nations, will take to the runway in this year’s event.
From The Bahamas: Harl Taylor BAG, Jamietaylor Sturrup, Whitney Miller and David Rolle; from Haiti: Giovanna Menard, Phelicia Dell, Michel Chataigne, and David Andre; from Trinidad & Tobago: Javon Smith, Heather Jones; from Turks & Caicos: Raynelis Howell; from Jamaica: K-Bobby; from Madagascar: Eric Raisina; from Indonesia: Nadya; and from Dominican Republic: Georgina Estherr...
Islands of the World Fashion Tour a Smash Hit in Chicago
- Aug 19, 2010 - 5:10:50 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Islands of the World Fashion Tour, the most recent
off-shoot of Islands of the World Fashion Week, made its second cross-country
(USA) stop in the windy city, Chicago. The show, executed to a full
capacity house of 300 persons, took place at the chic Loft on Lake facility
in the renowned West Loop. Known for its keen sense of style, even in
architectural design, and the existence of the Magnificent Mile of designer
boutiques and upscale retail stores, Chicago offered the perfect setting
to present the exquisite creations of four award-winning designers from
the exotic islands of Indonesia, Jamaica, Madagascar, and The Bahamas.
The guest list included the
who’s who of Chicago’s social, government, and fashion circles.
Attendees included Candace Jordan of “Candid Candace”, Saira Mohan,
Islands of the World Fashion Week: Designer Call
- Jul 30, 2010 - 8:26:32 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Îles, Ltd., organizers of the award-winning event,
Islands of the World
Fashion Week, is announcing the third edition of their spectacular
showcase of established and novice designers to the world's stage. The
event will take place on
November 11th - 13th in
Nassau, Bahamas, exposing island-based designers to the international
media and prospective buyer markets. This year promises to be even more
beneficial to our potential designers as we've added a televised
special/series, which will focus on the designers and events surrounding
IWFW. The special will comprise of three segments, which will run
parallel to the main event:
of the Next Oscar"-
A runway presentation of
five designers selected from five island nations highlighting the themes
of eco-fashion, culture and fashion, and red/green carpet designs.
Judges will select the designer with the greatest potential for
following in the footsteps of the most internationally renowned designer
originating from a developing island nation, Oscar de la Renta...
Islands of the World Fashion Tour: Chicago
- Jul 15, 2010 - 3:04:21 PM
Bahamas: Mode Iles
Ltd., organizers of the award-winning "Islands of the World
Week", announces the second city of it's
Islands of the World
Chicago. With the success of the
commenced at the El Paseo Fashion Week in Palm Springs,
March of this year, President of Mode Iles, Owen Bethel is
once again showcase talent from island nations to the key populace
fashion world. The show will take place on
August 10th, 2010 at
exquisite Loft on Lake in the famous West Loop of Chicago. In
to the previous show, the designers of the Islands of the World
Tour team will be the only featured designers.
the tour in Chicago are award winning; Eric Raisina
Harl Taylor BAG (Bahamas), K. Bobby (Jamaica)...
Kendrick Kemp To Represent The Bahamas at Mr. World Competition in South Korea
- Mar 3, 2010 - 12:43:15 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Kendrick
David Kemp, the winner of the Male Model Muse Competition at the Islands
of the World Fashion Week held in November, 2009, has been selected
by the Miss World Bahamas organizers to represent The Bahamas at the
Mr. World Competition scheduled to be held on Saturday, 27th
March, in Incheon, South Korea. Mr. Kemp leaves The Bahamas for South
Korea on 11th March to prepare for the final and participate
in a number of preliminary events.
Mr. Kemp won the title of Male
Model Muse during the finals of The Muse Model Search Competition as
a part of the Islands of the World Fashion Week. He was chosen over
eight finalists representing The Bahamas, Barbados, Haiti, St. Kitts
& Nevis, and Trinidad & Tobago. The title of Female Model Muse
was won by Giovara Gertruida of Curacao...
Islands of the World Fashion Week On Tour in 2010
- Feb 25, 2010 - 11:49:27 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Mode Iles
Ltd., organizers of the award-winning Islands of the World Fashion Week,
announced that this year an additional feature of the initiative to
promote designers from islands around the world and expose them to major
international media and markets will be the launch of “
of the World Fashion Tour”, commencing with a runway show stop
at Fashion Week El Paseo in Palm Springs, California, on the 24th
Owen Bethel, President of Mode
Iles, indicated that “the Tour is an outgrowth of the original business
concept of introducing these talented designers to buyers and trade
media in key markets around the world. This first step will see us launch
the Tour in Palm Springs with three designers who have been recipients
of awards in previous editions of Islands of the World Fashion Week...
(PHOTOS) Leanne Marshall harnesses her architectural streak at IWFW
- Dec 28, 2009 - 5:40:33 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -- Stark bold architectural patterns meticulously
stitched to form triangles, squares and structured ethereal dresses
best describes the work of this year’s only female guest designer,
Leanne Marshall who showcased her designs at Islands of the World Fashion Week on November 7th, 2009.
Her style, inspired by nature, architecture
and modern innovation, made its home at this year’s Islands of the
World Fashion Week (IWFW) as the highlighted showcase for the opening
night of the three-day event.
The first model fiercely
strutted her way on the catwalk, setting the tone for her model
successors as she donned a black and white above-the-knee-dress, with
subtle yet bold light-grey stripes in triplicate layers...
Islands of the World Fashion Week (IWFW) ends in grand style!
- Nov 18, 2009 - 8:49:27 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -- One word folks –
The second edition of Islands of the
World Fashion Week (IWFW) was nothing short of a success. Audiences
and critics alike are continually showering the event with rave reviews
for high fashion and an exquisitely executed programme.
Thirteen island designers, representing
seven countries put their best foot forward for three days with edgy
couture and fantastic accessories as they showcased their 2009/2010
From the Caribbean, to Canada to China
and beyond, IWFW made its mark this year as the premiere event of the
(VIDEO) Islands of the World Fashion Week 2009 - Night 1
- Nov 17, 2009 - 9:45:23 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Islands of the World Fashion Week had another successful run!
Enclosed are VIDEO commentary and photos from Night One which included "The Muse" Model Search selection; the Next Generation designer showcase; the Eco-Fashion and Culture Fashion showcase; and the fashions of visiting American Designer, Leanne Marshall. You will also see photos of the after party which was held at The Balmoral Club, and hosted by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.
In this commentary you will hear from editor of The Bahamas Weekly, Robbin Whachell with Lyndah Wells, photographer for The Bahamas Weekly; the president of IWFW, Owen Bethel; The Muse model-search winners,
Curaçao native, Giovara
, and Bahamas' own Kendrick Kemp; and vice president of IWFW and producer of the show, Thomas Frenez...