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...
Eye-Catching Colourful Stripes Take Us Into Spring
- Feb 17, 2016 - 7:42:32 PM
Keep an eye open over the next few months and you’ll notice a
playful new twist on a spring fashion classic. With the onset of the
warmer weather, women will be immersed in the graphic lines, zigzagging
patterns and dynamic colour combinations of bold, bright stripes.
represents a fascinating evolution from a look that dominated women’s
wear just a few seasons ago when European luxury designers presented
more traditional patterns such as houndstooth and pinstripes...
'Hardour Collection' Launches Valentine's 2016 Collection
- Feb 8, 2016 - 3:22:45 PM
There is no doubt about it, Bahamians love Valentine's Day, and they love, love, love to dress up for it!
If you are looking for something new to wear on the romance-filled night of February 14th, Hardour Collection
has just launched their Valentine's 2016 Collection.
Married, dating or
single, Bahamian designer Anthea Bullard has dreamed up fabulous
creations with something for everyone, sure to seduce your sweetheart,
or wow the general public. There's even a blouse to to show your V-Day colours
in the work place...
Sleepwear Becomes Day-Wear in Spring Fashions
- Jan 12, 2016 - 10:49:43 PM
There is an underlying sensual fever with the new spring fashions.
Lingerie-inspired looks of embroidered silk and lace, soft flowing
ruffles and sexy bare shoulders have emerged from the luxury designer
collections of Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta and Givenchy. Sleepwear,
it appears, has transformed into day-wear.
Creative director Peter Copping, of Oscar de la Renta
has taken his inspiration from the culturally rich flamingo dance of
Spain and delivered a vibrant red-hued ruffle ensemble that was a runway
showstopper. His use of a sexy black Chantilly lace tank top under a
poppy jacquard capelet, paired with a matching pencil skirt, is an
exquisite example of the new sexual chic ...
The Making of a Perfume: Go Big or Go Home
- Dec 15, 2015 - 11:00:20 PM
It’s the day before Mother’s Day in the year 2000
, and Norwegian
Geir Ness was about to make his grand entrance at the Nordstrom Beverly
Hills store to launch his first fragrance
Just a few weeks prior,
he was haggling at a garage sale for a five-dollar suit that he was
wearing and a small piece of red carpet to stand on. A colleague, a man
named John, was playing the role of paparazzi, but could not even afford
film for his camera. On cue, two young female friends were ready to
scream hysterically as Ness made his appearance on the floor.
That was then...