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(Photos) Islands of the World Fashion Week, Runway 3 and 2010 Awards Presentations
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Nov 18, 2010 - 11:20:04 PM

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"Fashion Cares for Haiti: The Relief Benefit Show" - All those representing Haiti pose for a group photo with the Haitian flag. Photo: Ricardo Saint

Nassau, Bahamas - After two stellar days of Runway 1 and 2, anticipation for the final night of the 2010 Islands of the World Fashion Week at the British Colonial Hilton was paramount as guests arrived for the special finale night which was themed around the country of Haiti and called, "Fashion Cares for Haiti: The Relief Benefit Show". The “mosaic of cultures” took on poignant significance this year as attention was drawn to the phoenix rising out of the ashes of the devastation of the island-nation of Haiti, the on-going relief efforts and rebuilding initiatives for a sustainable Haiti.

The Ambassador to Republic of Haiti, Antonio Rodrigue was again in attendance to show his support and told The Bahamas Weekly News Team that he was pleased to attend an event that showcased so much good from his country during a time of such hardship for his people.

Haitian designers featured in Runway 3 were Veve Collection by Phelicia Dell; Davide Andre Collection by Davide Andre; Artisans du Soleil Haiti by Giovanna Menard; Michel Chataigne; Maguy Durce; Maelle Creations by Maelle David; and Savannah Savary.

The audience enjoyed cultural and contemporary clothing styles from Haiti along with jewelry and bags.

5 sec SLIDESHOW photos: clothing, jewelry, and bags from Haiti (portion of Runway 3), Photos: The Bahamas Weekly

After the Haitian fashion presentations, Nick Verreos took to the stage once again to help announce the awards for this season. Owen Bethel, founder of IWFW assisted with handing out the glass trophies to the winners.

Winning in the various categories were:

In Search of the Next Oscar: Georgina Estherr (Dominican Republic)

NextGen Designer: David Rolle (The Bahamas) who wins a scholarship at Parsons The New School of Design in New York.

Sustainable Eco Fashion: Oliver Tolentino  (The Philippines)

Culture & Fashion: Veve Collection by Phelicia Dell (Haiti)

Participating designers from Haiti present Owen Bethel (2nd left), President of Islands Fashion Week (2nd left) with a gift of appreciation on the final night of this year's fashion week in The Bahamas. Designers seen here are (left to right) Phelicia Dell, Michel Chataigne, Giovanna Menard, David Andre, and Maelle David Photo: Ricardo Saint

(PHOTOS) Day 2 of Islands Fashion Week - Standing Ovation for Tolentino

David Rolle of The Bahamas (in white, center) accepts his NextGen award on final night of Islands of the World Fashion Week. Photo: The Bahamas Weekly

Oliver Tolentino of Philippines accepts his award for Sustainable Eco Fashion Photo: Ricardo Saint

Georgina Estherr (Dominican Republic) accepts her award for the Search for the Next Oscar competition. Left is one her her pieces as she speaks with host, Nick Verreos. Photo: The Bahamas Weekly

Winning and participating designers of IWFW 2010 pose with Owen Bethel, President of IWFW (second from right) Seen left to right are Indashio (designer), Phelicia Dell (designer), Maelle David (designer), Michel Chataigne (designer), Oliver Tolentino (designer), Giovanna Menard (designer), Owen Bethel, and David Rolle (designer) Photo: Ricardo Saint

Model, delegates, designers from Haiti on closing of IWFW 2010, Fashion for Haiti show. Seen here is H.E. Antonio Rodrigue (Haitian Ambassador to The Bahamas, second left), Naeyeli Fanfan (Haitian model), David Andre (designer), Michel Chataigne (designer), and H.E. Leo Merores (Haitian Ambassador to United Nations, New York). Photo: Ricardo Saint

See you at Islands of the World Fashion Week 2011. Here is what to expect! The runway shows, receptions, and street parties will have you hopping all over the island, mingling with designers featuring their creations from such islands as Barbados, Cuba, Fiji, French Guyana, Grenada, Haiti, Indonesia, Jamaica, Madagascar, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, The Bahamas, and Trinidad & Tobago.

The catwalk has also been graced with designs by noted international designers, Kenneth Cole, Nick Verreos (Nikolaki), Kevan Hall, Peter Ingwersen (Noir Illuminati II), Leanne Marshall, Henry Jackson, Jay McCarroll, Indashio, Oliver Tolentino and b michael. The stage is set for a truly international meeting of cultures in the fashion world in this the International Year of the Rapprochement of Cultures as designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Learn more at www.islandsfashionweek.com

(Stay tuned to The Bahamas Weekly for upcoming VIDEO productions from IWFW 2010!)

A Haitian-Bahamian band, Lakol played at the final after party out doors at the British Colonial Hilton Photo: The Bahamas Weekly

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