RESULTS of the 2nd annual Islands of the World Fashion Week
- Nov 12, 2009 - 3:38:28 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Thanks to SkyBahamas, The Bahamas Weekly News Team attended the second annual Islands of the World Fashion Week held at the Sheraton Nassau Beach
Resort from November 5th through 7th,
organizers of the award-winning Islands of the World Fashion Week, organized by Mode Îles,
The NextGen Designer Award wen to Darcel Van de Vlugt of Trinidad; Sustainable Eco-Fashion Award went to Beverly Taylor of Harl Taylor BAG of The Bahamas; Culture & Fashion Award went to Jessie-Ann Jessamy of Grenada for Spice Box; and four Seal of Excellence Awards went to
Enclosed are photos by Lyndah Wells for The Bahamas Weekly...
See the 'Who’s Who' of Fashion Design at Islands of the World Fashion Week
- Oct 23, 2009 - 5:21:50 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – The
organizers of the award-winning
Islands of the World Fashion Week, Mode Îles,
Ltd., have announced the initial list of participants in this year’s event to
– 8th November at the Sheraton Nassau Beach
Leading off three days of activities in the fashion-filled
air will be
The Muse Model Search Competition. Twelve models representing six
island nations from the region will compete for the title of
Male and Female
Model Muse and the opportunity to
win $10,000 in cash each and become the face
for Islands of the World Fashion Week over the next
Learn more about the
guest designers and our panel of
Islands of the World Fashion Week to Launch with MODEL SEARCH Competition
- Sep 20, 2009 - 10:15:37 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - On
September 19, 2009, in the Arawak Room at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Nassau,
Mode lsles Ltd, producers of the award winning Islands of the World Fashion
Week, will hold its
call for prospective male and female models interested in participating in this
year's fashion showcase.
Castings for the fashion event will begin at 9am and
run until 4pm. Models attending the casting call are required to bring along a
photo portfolio (if one is available), a passport or drivers license photo II),
and two change of clothing - one casual, one swimwear...
Islands of the World Fashion Week - Runway to November
- Jun 2, 2009 - 2:04:49 PM
Nassau, Bahamas. Tuesday, 2nd June, 2009: Mode Îles, Ltd., organizers of the award-winning event, Islands of the World Fashion Week, have announced plans to host the second edition of the event during the period
November 4th - 8th at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Hotel in The Bahamas.
Leading up to Fashion Week the organizers will be busy producing the fashion show for the Miss Universe Pageant scheduled to take place in The Bahamas in August. The fashion show will feature creations by leading Bahamian designers utilizing fabric of Bahamas-based manufacturers, Androsia and Bahama Hand Prints, and modeled by all of the contestants in the Miss Universe Pageant.
Owen Bethel, President of Mode Îles, Ltd., also serves as Chairman of the Miss Universe Pageant Host Planning Committee and Pageant Coordinator...
Mode Iles, Ltd Presents Gifts to BTVI's Fashion Department
- May 26, 2009 - 2:50:56 AM
A steam iron and three portable racks were donated to the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute's fashion department Friday, May 8th, 2009, by representatives of Mode Iles Ltd as tokens of appreciation for their participation at Islands of the World Fashion Week last November.
Presenting on behalf of the company was Arianne Etuk, Chief Operations Officer, and Brynda Knowles, Senior Fashion Consultant.
"We would like to thank BTVI and the rest of the Islands of the World Fashion Week team for their dedicated support and hard work during the launch last November," said Etuk as she also credited the school's participation for the company's recent success of winning the award for 'Best Fashion Show or Fashion Week attended' category at the 2nd Annual Caribbean Fashion Awards (CFA) held at the Hilton Hotel in Bridgetown, Barbados, on April 11th 2009...
Islands of the World Fashion Week Wins Top Regional Award
- May 5, 2009 - 7:37:22 PM
Bridgetown, Barbados - Islands of the World Fashion Week (IWFW) continues to prove its formidability in the region as an emerging fashion powerhouse and the Fashion Week to attend.
The show won TOP AWARD for the 'Best Fashion Show or Fashion Week attended' category at the 2nd Annual Caribbean Fashion Awards (CFA) held at the Hilton Hotel in Bridgetown Barbados April 11th 2009. IWFW took honours over Trinidad Fashion Week (Trinidad), Caribbean Fashion Week (Jamaica) and ACF Fashion Weekend (Barbados)...
Ministry of Tourism host cultural evening at Islands of the World Fashion Week
- Dec 28, 2008 - 11:06:33 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - Following one of the Islands of the World Fashion Week shows last month, guests, designers, locals, models and judges were treated to a Bahamian cultural night of mind blowing entertainment. The event was hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation in the beautiful Bahamas National Trust Gardens.
Included in the entertainment line-up was Fire dancer Action Johnny, local entertainer, Matellus Chipman and The Bahamas National Youth Choir.
The cultural evening was complimented by a succulent buffet complete with a mindboggling spread of Bahamian dishes, including local favorites such as conch salad, peas soup and dumplings and coconut water.
Kendal Major, Senior Manager of Communications and Public Relations at the Ministry of Tourism explained that events like IWFW are good for the economy...
Interview with Beverly J.T. Taylor, mother of the late designer, Harl Taylor
- Dec 3, 2008 - 9:05:49 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
It was a bittersweet occasion on the afternoon of November 7th at the British Colonial Hilton, as fashion lovers poured into the room for the highly anticipated show of handbag designer, the late Harl Taylor.
For almost one year the investigation of his brutal murder, which cut short such a gifted life, had been underway. Just recently, the police, having conducted numerous interviews with persons of interest, had finally made an arrest.
Such was the popularity of his bags that they sold in top US stores like Bloomingdales. Personal fans of his pieces, like Oprah Winfrey and Vanessa Williams were photographed carrying his distinctive embellished straw bags...
A look at La Bonne Vie Bahamas - fashions by Basheva Eve
- Nov 28, 2008 - 10:08:31 PM
Sitting with Basheva Eve, the designer behind the Bahamian fashion Label,
La Bonne Vie Bahamas, on the beautiful grounds of The British Colonial Hilton, in Nassau Bahamas, you can’t help but grow to like the woman who reveals to me she’s shed 60lbs in the space of a year. She explains that she wanted to look “fabulous for Fashion Week”. Basheva Eve is one of Grand Bahamas' best kept secrets. She designs for men and women- clothing that is specifically requested for red carpet events such as galas, balls and also business functions. Over the years she has garnered a devoted following that includes clients such as Willie Moss, Gladys Munksnaes, the Miss Bahamas pageantry and many other prominent members of the Bahamian elite.
Showing for the first time at The Islands of the World Fashion Week held in Nassau Bahamas, November 5th-8th, 2008, Basheva Eve & her marketing executive and business partner Rolanda Espstien spoke frankly and enthusiastically about what this whole experience had been like for La Bonne Vie Bahamas...
Mode Îles, Ltd. Announce Recipients of Awards at Islands of the World Fashion Week
- Nov 26, 2008 - 12:00:38 PM
Nassau, Bahamas. 26th November, 2008: Mode Îles, Ltd., organizer of the Islands of the World Fashion Week, has announced the recipients of the several awards, selected during the event which had its premiere in Nassau 5th - 8th November.
1. Recipient of the Sustainable Eco-Fashion Award was Kuumba Designs by Queen Esther of St. Lucia; 2. Recipient of the Culture & Fashion Award was Tami B Designs by Tamiko Browne of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.; 3.Recipient of the NextGen Designer Award was also Tamiko Browne of St. Vincent and the Grenadines; 4. Seals of Excellence were awarded to Heather Jones Designs by Heather Jones of Trinidad & Tobago; Nadya by Nadine Lurey of Indonesia; BREEZE Resort Couture by Claudia Pegus of Trinidad & Tobago; House of St. John by Jeff St. John of The Bahamas; and Harl Taylor BAG of The Bahamas..
(VIDEO) Islands of the World Fashion Week - Kevan Hall Fashions
- Nov 20, 2008 - 1:16:41 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - Here is a little taste of what to expect from
Islands of the World Fashion Week, set for November 5th to 7th, 2009 in Nassau. The event is open to the public. Tickets are on sale.
Enclosed here is a Kevan Hall fashion show from 2008.
Fashion designer to stars such as Vanessa Williams, Sharon Stone, Katherine Heigl, Felicity Huffman, Ruby Dee, Debra Messing, Angela Bassett, Salma Hayek and Charlize Theron. Kevan Halls latest collection was featured at the close of Islands of the World Fashion Week on November 8th at the Atlantis on Paradise Island.
The event, organized by Mode Îles, Ltd., an arm of The Montaque Group, provides an annual showcase for designers either originating from or based in islands around the world...
Islands of the World Fashion Week's Inaugural Year a Huge Success!
- Nov 17, 2008 - 10:01:15 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - A fashion feast lasting four days was deemed a huge success by participants and guests of the inaugural
Islands of the World Fashion Week, which took place from November 5th to 8th primarily at the British Colonial Hilton, as well as the Atlantis on Paradise Island. The
Mode Iles Ltd team, headed by Mr. Owen Bethel are to be congratulated on putting forth a top-notch world class event.
Island countries represented were Cuba, Fiji, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Madagascar, Barbados, St. Lucia, Jamaica, and of course The Bahamas.
Three international guest designers, Peter Ingwersen of
NOIR Illuminati II from Denmark, Nick Verreos of
Nikolaki from the United States, and Kevan Hall also from the United States of America.
The winner of the 'Sustainable Eco-Fashion' Award was Queen Esther (
Kuumba Designs) from St. Lucia; and Tamiko Browne (
Tami B Designs) from St. Vincent took two awards, one for 'Culture and Fashion' and also the 'NextGen' Award.
The Bahamas Weekly News Team was on hand to provide photo and video coverage and have many upcoming articles/videos in store for our audience...
Islands of the World Fashion Week - (VIDEO) Overview with Lyndah Wells
- Nov 11, 2008 - 6:43:40 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - In this first segment of coverage by The Bahamas Weekly, photographer Lyndah Wells gives a quick synopsis of the exciting first few days of Islands of the World Fashion Week during an after party at The Marley Resort on Thursday, November 7th.
Islands of the World Fashion Week, in its first year, but set to be an annual event, has been pleasing fashion followers at the British Colonial Hotel. The general consensus by all those attending is that it has been a very successful event, and it has been praised as a first-class international show...
It is Islands of the World Fashion Week!
- Nov 7, 2008 - 11:35:49 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The world of fashion will never be the same again as the combined force, creativity and dynamism of
38 designers from 12 island nations around the globe and 4 guest designers converge on Nassau and Paradise Island in The Bahamas for the premiere of Islands of the World Fashion Week.
From November 5th to 8th, the catwalks at the historic
British Colonial Hilton and the world-renowned
Atlantis Resort will be buzzing with models strutting couture, ready-to-wear, resort, swimwear, and accessories designs from Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Fiji, Haiti, Indonesia, Jamaica, Madagascar, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, and The Bahamas.
Come out and take in a Runway show! Don't miss this exciting event...
Owen Bethel invites YOU to Islands of the World Fashion Week (VIDEO)
- Oct 23, 2008 - 10:30:48 PM
Paradise Island, Bahamas - The Bahamas Weekly News Team takes you to Atlantis for a video commentary from Owen Bethel, President of Islands of the World Fashion Week.
Tickets are now on sale for this exciting event. Runway shows are $30, and some student tickets are available for $10. Designer
will be honoured for his humanitarian achievements.
Islands of the World Fashion Week will take place
5th - 8th November, 2008 at the historic British Colonial Hilton in Nassau and the Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, The Bahamas. Three international guest designers, Peter Ingwersen of Noir Illuminati II from Denmark, Nick Verreos of Nikolaki from the United States, and Kevan Hall also from the United States of America, will present their collections in catwalk shows alongside 36 new and established designers from 13 island nations around the world.
Islands of the World Fashion Week to host Special Presentation on West Indian Sea Island Cotton by Claudia Pegus
- Oct 23, 2008 - 12:08:09 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Mode Îles, Ltd., organizers of the Islands of the World Fashion Week, have announced that a special focus will be given at this premiere event to a unique regional product and fabric, originating within the islands, known as the West Indian Sea Island Cotton.
Owen Bethel, President of Mode Îles, Ltd. and creator of Islands of the World Fashion Week, stated "According to sources, West Indian Sea Island Cotton is the world's highest quality cotton and is grown in only a few islands within the region. It is known for its silk-like feel and texture, and because its fibers are longer than most other types of cotton it is ideal for high-end quality garments..."
Streaming Audio Exclusive - Owen Bethel of Islands of the World Fashion Week, and FilmInvest
- Oct 6, 2008 - 1:42:46 PM
The Bahamas Weekly News Team bring you an audio interview with Bahamian, Owen Bethel, producer of
"Islands of the World Fashion Week" which will come to Nassau from
November 5th to 8th and be presented at the Atlantis Resort and British Colonial Hilton.
Bethel explains how the idea came about, mentions Islands which will be represented (some as far away as Fiji!), and discusses what will be featured at the exciting four-day event in New Providence. The event is set to be an annual one.
As a primary member, and spokeman of
FilmInvest, the company seeking to purchase the
Bahamas Film Studios in Grand Bahama Island...
Nole Marin and Alphadi to Join Panel of Celebrity Judges at Islands of the World Fashion Week
- Sep 8, 2008 - 5:02:31 PM
Nassau, Bahamas: 8th September, 2008. Mode Îles Ltd., organizers of the Islands of the World Fashion Week, today released the names of the persons who will serve as judges for the selection of recipients of the awards in Sustainable Eco-Fashion, Culture & Fashion, and NextGen Designer Award (emerging designer award) at the event scheduled to be held 5th - 8th November, 2008 at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau, Bahamas and the Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island.
Nole Marin, Alphadi, Susan Stein, Nick Verreos, and Peter Ingwersen are judging. Learn more about each judge by clicking, [Read more...]...
Kenneth Cole to Receive Humanitarian Designer Award at Islands of the World Fashion Week
- Sep 2, 2008 - 4:38:56 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - 2nd September, 2008: Owen Bethel, President of Mode Îles, Ltd., founder and organizer of Islands of the World Fashion Week, announced today that the Humanitarian Designer Award will be presented to Kenneth Cole and Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. during Islands of the World Fashion Week in November, 2008.
Mr. Bethel stated that "in keeping with the event's focus on the global issues of the education of youth on HIV/AIDS, and poverty alleviation, in line with the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO), it was felt that no other fashion designer personified so explicitly the concern for these issues through their creative integration in his designs and marketing initiative than Kenneth Cole. His innovative approach to addressing and drawing attention to the issues is both outstanding and poignant...