Jewelry made from Central Australian grass paper
- Nov 11, 2018 - 11:49:39 PM
From a remote cattle station in the middle of the outback of Central Australia comes a unique and eco-friendly jewelry line from Curtin Springs Paper. On the 1,028,947 acre Curtin Springs Station which is also a tourist destination, the company uses native grasses to create handmade paper, which in turn has been used to create jewelry.
Curtin Springs is a shining example of eco tourism with the cattle
station offering lodging, walks in nature, and tours featuring their
paper making process. They also offer an artist in residence program...
Fashion from Upcycled Men's Shirts Inspiring
- Nov 11, 2018 - 11:02:57 AM
Eco Fashion Week Australia (EFWA) is underway in the Land Down Under with the first week held in Port Douglas, Queensland. An earlier call for
designers to create one unique look using men’s shirts in the Upcycling
Challenge created by Marilyn R. Wilson of Canada was again well received
and on the opening night of EFWA2018 at the Port Douglas Community
Hall, we were treated to the outcome of the challenge. 13 international
and Australian designers showcased.
A dress made from used police shirts (above) was a show standout,
as was another dress made from sewn together long strips of fabric.
Another of our favourites was the white evening gown...
Reefs, Runways and Rainforests at Eco Fashion Week Australia
- Nov 10, 2018 - 7:31:13 PM
The second annual Eco Fashion Week Australia is underway and this
year the event expanded to Queensland, for 7 days of events in and
around Port Douglas.
Tropical North Queensland is famous for the Great Barrier Reef, the
world's 7th wonder. The area is also home to the 180 million year old –
world's oldest rainforest, the Daintree. The area is also a short drive
from the tablelands. The Atherton Tablelands provide a combination of
tropical rainforests, sweeping savannas and outback desert areas
encompassing more than 20,000 sq. km of at an altitude ranging from 600m
to 1100m where the air is cool and led humid...
Australia to host biggest eco fashion event in the world
- Oct 14, 2018 - 12:32:42 AM
With the second edition of Eco Fashion Week Australia
(EFWA) ready to hit the runway in November, the event has certainly
placed the Land Down Under on the international Eco fashion map!
designers will present collections during week-long events running from
Nov. 4 – 10 in Port Douglas, Queensland; and from Nov. 15 – 20 in
Perth, Western Australia.
innovative, forward-thinking event will feature incredible runway shows
exhibiting the best in organic, handmade, local, re/up-cycled,
fair-trade, ethically produced, traditional, fashions and textiles...
Another Bahamian designer joins Mission Catwalk
- Sep 27, 2018 - 3:49:31 PM
Following in the footsteps of well-known Bahamian fashion designers David Rolle and Theodore Elyett, twenty-eight year old, Keywonah Beneby has embarked on an exciting season of Mission Catwalk (Season 6) — the Celebrity Edition.
With filming complete, the former model turned designer has been hosting viewing parties in Nassau of the weekly episodes that run on Youtube and Facebook.
Mission Catwalk is a reality series aimed at discovering and developing talented Caribbean fashion designers for the International market...
Brittany Noon's Runway to Recovery
- Sep 21, 2018 - 11:04:21 PM
The Bahamas Weekly was one of the first publications to write about Caribbean model, Brittany Noon when her career launched
at the age of 16. After that 2014 runway event in Paris, thanks to
Saint Lucian-Parisian fashion celebrity Vincent McDoom, Noon's career
has skyrocketed putting her on the runway for the world's leading
Fast forward to May 2018, when Noon was struck by a car while
riding her bike and the consequence was a broken pelvis and sacrum.
Despite this devastating circumstance, and the inability to walk, Noon
set a course to recovery.
The following is our interview with the St. Lucian model who is certainly not letting anything hold her back!
Resin Textiles to Showcase at Eco Fashion Week Australia
- Jul 21, 2018 - 6:28:23 AM
“If you prepare wool cloth and compress it while also heating it, a part
of the cloth becomes resin,” explains Tanaka. “This is because keratin
contained in the wool becomes resin.”
His new work is called,
‘The Claws of Clothes,’ and it will unveil the result of his
collaboration with Professor Hirai's laboratory developing a textile
utilizing the ‘wool resin.’
Tanaka said his inspiration came from the human nail, which he says is composed of the same keratin as wool resin...
Repurposing Men's Shirts at Eco Fashion Week Australia
- Jun 12, 2018 - 12:47:50 AM
Week Australia (EFWA) is now accepting submissions from designers around
the world to create one unique look using men’s shirts for the return
of the Upcycling Challenge by Marilyn R. Wilson. Accepted submissions
will be featured on the runway at the second annual event in November,
in two states: Nov. 4 – 10 in Port Douglas, Queensland; and Nov. 15 – 21
in Perth, Western Australia.
The Upcycling Challenge provides an
opportunity for sustainable designers to gain international attention,
and to encourage designers who are currently not using sustainable
practices to give it a try. The Challenge also promotes EFWA’s mandate
to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle garments rather than have them sent to a
landfill. Note – this challenge is only open to ‘new submissions,’ and
former participants are excluded...
Slow Fashion is Moving Fast in Australia
- Mar 17, 2018 - 12:00:54 PM
The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to be sponsoring the second annual Eco Fashion Week Australia (EFWA) which will expand to two
states in November, 2018, taking place in Port Douglas, Queensland from
Nov. 4 –10, and Perth, Western Australia from Nov. 15 –21.
week-long events will feature local and international designers who
practise sustainable, local, and ethical production, either by recycling
or upcycling, or by using organic and natural materials which do not
leave a carbon footprint...
South Asian Fashion Week brings opulence into mainstream
- Feb 28, 2018 - 12:09:44 PM
Rich fabrics, ornate beading, intricate embroidery and bespoke cuts
will dominate the runway at the first South Asian Fashion Week (SAFW)
from March 2 to 4, 2018 in Coquitlam, British Columbia.
appropriation is a hot button issue, especially in fashion. At SAFW, we
want to give everyone the permission to freely explore wearing
traditional South Asian apparel. Guests can support our incredible
community of local South Asian designers and retailers by investing in
made-to-order pieces that can add a touch of opulence to anyone's
wardrobe,” says co-founder Cindy Khella...
Madame Adassa to show Empress Warrior Collection
- Feb 20, 2018 - 10:19:25 AM
MADAME ADASSA is the talk of the city as Fashion Designer, Marsha
Vacirca presents her captivating collection at Vancouver Fashion Week
F/W 2018 Season (VFW). The featured brand is mostly couture, fusing
European and Caribbean influences; a celebration of the designer's
cultural background. While the brand's collection was launched as an ode
to her grandmother, it's also a celebration of all things woman.
Fashion Week is the fastest growing fashion week in the world and the
only industry event that actively seeks out to showcase international
award-winning designers from over 25 global fashion capitals.
Islands of the World Fashion Showcase presents "Paradise Takes A Bite of The Big Apple"
- Feb 7, 2018 - 4:26:22 PM
In recognition of the Tenth Anniversary of the premiere of the
award-winning Islands of the World Fashion Showcase, the organizers will
host the event in New York City on 1st and 2nd November 2018 under the
theme “Paradise Takes A Bite of The Big Apple”.
Designers based in or with origins in the island-nations around the
globe will be featured in the historic venue of 4 West 43rd Street in a
mosaic of fashion and culture, fusing creations from resort and urban to
red carpet and destination bridal fashions. Since its inception in 2008
the event has been hosted in Nassau, Bahamas, and featured 75 designers
representing 18 island-nations and 3 non-island countries. The
designers to be selected to present at the New York event will be those
who have shown themselves ready for a global commercial presence...
Cardellicious and Cardell McClam Sail Away Charity Fashion Event - January 7
- Jan 4, 2018 - 9:43:08 AM
Cardellicious and Cardell McClam present, Sail Away on Sunday, January 7
at the British Colonial Hilton Nassau featuring The Sailor Boy 2018/19
‘The sands and yeasty surges mix
In cave s about the dreary bay,
And on thy ribs the limpet sticks,
And in thy heart the scrawl shall play.’ - Alfred Lord Tennyson
Bahems Footwear Debuts at The Island House
- Dec 22, 2017 - 8:18:08 PM
All Nathan Arnett wants for Christmas is to have his new shoe line,
Bahems sell out when it debuts Saturday, December 23, at The Island
“Christmas is the time to make dreams come true,” said Mr
Arnett, a marketing executive who spent two years perfecting his
Bahamas designed, people inspired, espadrille style footwear.
“Bahems was created for the everyday person,” the 27-year-old noted. “The Bahamas inspires me and sparks my creativity...
Fashion Week Goes Eco, Aussie Style
- Nov 30, 2017 - 8:07:30 PM
Fashion Gets Ethical Down Under...
Australia could well be leading the way in the slow fashion movement.
With a promise to deliver sustainable fashion to Perth on a global level
by promoting and showcasing ethical designers and artists, the
inaugural Eco Fashion Week Australia (EFWA) did just that from November
23 to 27 in Fremantle at Victoria Hall. And, it did so to rave reviews
from all those in attendance.
Created by Zuhal Kuvan-Mills, the founder of Australia’s first internationally recognised organic fashion label, Green Embassy
, the five-day event had over 44 designers which included 11 international designer shows...
Eco Fashion Week Australia to Highlight Environmentally Conscious Fashion
- Nov 13, 2017 - 9:41:28 PM
Eco Fashion Week Australia (EFWA) will make its
exciting debut on the 23rd of November and run through to the 27th. The
Bahamas Weekly is a proud sponsor, and co-founder, Ms. Robbin Whachell
will be on location. Be sure to like The Bahamas Weekly's Facebook page
to see photos from the event.
The inaugural event
will be held at the historic Victoria Hall in Fremantle, a port city in
Western Australia that’s part of the Perth metropolitan area, and is
known for its maritime history, Victorian architecture and remnants from
Australia’s days as a British penal colony...
Eco Fashion Week Australia Attracts Zero-Waste Designers
- Nov 11, 2017 - 9:17:32 AM
Designers who have a passion for creating a
world where garments have a clean and positive story to tell are set to
converge Down Under from November 23 - 27, 2017 for the inaugural Eco
Fashion Week Australia (EFWA). Park of the eco mindset and mandate is a "zero-waste" policy for most eco designers. Well-known Indian designer, Shravan Kumar says he's looking forward to raising consumer awareness in this area and feels draping is one of the best ways to achieve material usage.
EFWA writer, Marilyn Wilson asks Kumar about his upcoming appearance at Eco
Fashion Week Australia this November...
Vancouver Fashion Week Spring/Summer 18 Schedule Released
- Sep 17, 2017 - 5:30:01 PM
Vancouver Fashion Week Spring/Summer 18 is set to be the best yet, and
now you can see exactly who is showing and when on the VFW SS18 Schedule
to plan your perfect week. The event can be viewed globally on livestream.
Kicking off with the Opening Gala on
Monday the 18th, guests will be privy to a handful of designer previews
and full lines by local brand Aiki District , Australian designer,
Charly Thorn and Nozomi Kuwahara from Japan.
will see an eclectic mix of young first timers and VFW veterans hit the
runway. These will include Chilean designer, Paulina Cañas and her
Korean designers represent in an international Vancouver Fashion Week SS18
- Sep 1, 2017 - 8:27:07 PM
This season of Vancouver Fashion Week is set to be
international yet. Vancouver will play host to over 80
designers from 20 countries from the 18th -
26th of September.
Among those to represent their countries are a group of talented designers from Korea. Their
work has been seen in shows in Germany, France, China, Japan and now Vancouver Fashion
Week have the honour of showcasing their works. Choi Boko, MEZIS and L by L are amoung
those that will be hitting the runway with their lines for SS18...
Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade
- Aug 12, 2017 - 9:33:46 AM
Impressionist painter Edgar Degas is well known for his late 19th
century paintings of Parisian dancers and racehorses. What he is perhaps
less known for is his fascination with the quotidian details of modern
life in the French capital, including high fashion hats and the women
who crafted them.
Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade
currently on show at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, explores
this infatuation which inspired a visually compelling body of work that
subtly documents the effect that hat-making had on turn of the century
Parisians, from working women to high society men and everyone in