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The Bahamas Represents at Carib Style Week 2016
Jul 7, 2016 - 2:12:15 AM

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Bahamian top model, Tommii Culmer, not only looked great at the event, but she was the Carib Style Week on-camera media host for their video productions.

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.

From 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.

The VIP Reception hosted prominent figures from the Caribbean community at the Renaissance Hotel in Plantation. The week’s opening ceremony brought in designers, deejays, and other cultural leaders from many Caribbean countries.

During the vibrant performance of Carnival Rocks The Runway, seven popular masquerade revealed their colorful costumes for the upcoming Miami Broward One Carnival. 5Star Akil and DJ Puffy energized the runway with high-tempo shows.

The Westfield Experience, hosted by the Westfield Broward Mall, included the Carib Beauty Bar and Travel & Commerce Expo. A pop-up runway fashion show, which was open to the public, highlighted designers from the adjacent Pop Up Shop.

In a fusion of food and fashion at Epicurean by Design, models displayed couture designs from luxury brands Franz Christie and Louca Bell. Top Caribbean chefs prepared sample platters and were judged by a celebrity panel on “best dressed plate” and “food taste.” Chef Khiah Cameron won with her gourmet Trinidadian pork belly.

Bikinis & Brunch wrapped up the week with mimosas and brunch. A swimwear fashion show with labels such as Chandra Maharaj and Vdezdras dazzled guests on the sunny rooftop of the W Hotel Ft. Lauderdale.

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Bikinis & Brunch: Bahamian top model, Tomii Culmer is seen center in shades, and was a media host at the event.

“Carib Style Week was a huge success for the designers, for the city, and for everyone else involved,” said Chief Specialist of Aifos Agency Asa Sealy, who produced the week’s events, “with growing support from city officials, Caribbean fashion is sure to break into the popular U.S. market.”

Designers in the Pop Up Store:
Chandra Maharaj (Trinidad & Tobago)
Lily Deziles (Haiti)
Plum Flower Creations  (Trinidad & Tobago)
Jamaica Sandal Co. (Jamaica)
Chevette Williamson Jewelry (Bahamas)
Vdezdras (Jamaica)
Riddim Driven (Jamaica)
Franz Christie (Jamaica)
Conrad Sinclair (Barbados)
Summer Jade Swimwear
Keisha Als (Trinidad & Tobago)
Shop Shari (Trinidad & Tobago)
SewLisa (Trinidad & Tobago)
Reggae Wear
Sonia Noel (Guyana)
Louca Bell (Haiti)

Carnival Rocks the Runway bands:
Jamborii Mas
Euphoria Mas
Revel Nation
Carnival Republic
Party Room Squad
Generation X
D Junction Mas
Natural Freaks
One Island Band
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Carnival Rocks the Runway event during Carib Style Week


Westfield Experience:
Bene Caribe
Riddim Driven (Jamaica)
Vdezdras (Jamaica)
Lily Deziles (Haiti)
Sonia Noel (Guyana)
Franz Christie (Jamaica)
Summer Jade Swimwear
Keisha Als (Trinidad & Tobago)
Shop Shari (Trinidad & Tobago)
SewLisa (Trinidad & Tobago)
Jamaica Sandal Co. (Jamaica)
Chevette Williamson Jewelry (Bahamas)
Louca Bell (Haiti)
Born Republic Co.

Designers for Epicurean by Design:
Franz Christie (Jamaica)
Louca Bell (Haiti)

Bikinis & Brunch:
Chandra Maharaj (Trinidad & Tobago)
Elyts by Jen
Vdezdras (Jamaica)
Franz Christie (Jamaica)
Keisha Als (Trinidad & Tobago)
Summer Jade Swimwear
Plum Flower Creations (Trinidad & Tobago)
Chevette Williamson Jewelry (Bahamas)

For more information on Carib Style Week check out their website:
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Bahamian jewelry designer, Chevette Williamson places one of her necklaces on a model at Carib Style Week in Florida.


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Left to right: Tomii Culmer, Bahamian top model and media host at Carib Style Week; Dee Christiansen, representing TheBahamasWeekly.com; and Bahamian jewelry designer, Chevette Williamson



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