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Day 4 Highlights: Vancouver Fashion Week F/W 2017 - Mar 24, 2017 - 12:50:33 PM

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Vancouver Fashion Week kicked off day 4 at the Chinese Cultural Center once again with creative designers from all over the world. Thursday evening presented numerous men’s collections shifting from street grunge to oversized statement pieces.

Terry Shin, the face and creative director behind BLACKMERLE, opened day four of VFW with slicked down models in dystopian streetwear. Based in Seoul and Vancouver, Shin has created a paradox of military grunge and street clothes, focusing on powerful silhouettes, chain accents and a dark pallet. Overly large shoes, gelled hair and highlighted skin completed the apocalyptic meets high fashion streetwear...
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Where African Fashions Meet the Stylish Traveler - Mar 24, 2017 - 12:33:33 AM

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Shangani Fashion's debut presentation during New York Fashion Week conveys contemporary cuts that are accented with vintage accessories. Shangani Fashion Designs are a juxtaposition of culture and style. Shangani is an African tribe who dwelled near the Shangani River in Zimbabwe, Africa. The tribe was named after its founder; and the name "Shoshangani" means traveler. Shangani Fashion is a brand inspired by the experience of travel and the exposure of different cultures.
Creations by Shangani's Designers merge their travel experiences with colorful ethnic prints, and contemporary shapes to create a high fashion, ready-to-wear look. Traditional African fabrics with a modern mix, is the passion behind Shangani Fashions...
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Eco Fashion Designer Draws Awareness to Our Fragile Oceans - Mar 22, 2017 - 7:42:59 AM

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One could say it’s serendipitous that Canada’s largest fashion event coincides with World Water Week, and Australia’s eco designer, Zuhal Kuvan-Mills of Green Embassy will be showcasing her Empty Oceans series on the runway at Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) this Sunday, March 26th.

As an environmental activist, designer and artist Kuvan-Mills believes art and fashion impact our emotions and can move us to value our blue planet. This is her third time to VFW and she says she was inspired to return after hearing about the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion and its threat to local waters, in particular that her current collection is her emotional response to the world's troubled oceans...
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Carnival costumes hit Vancouver Fashion Week's opening night - Mar 21, 2017 - 8:12:32 PM

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The Opening Gala of Vancouver Fashion Week F/W 2017 marks the 29th season of the week-long runway event. The March 20th anticipated event showcased collections from 5 up-and-coming designers graduating from LaSalle’s Fashion Design Program. An exclusive preview to several VFW featured designers including a special sneak peek of Japanese label Wasso Vege's latest designs, along with the incredible works of Brazilian based designer Atelier Valeria Costa.

Atelier Valeria Costa brought the festivity of the Brazilian celebration of Carnival to the VFW stage! The designer captivated the audience with her designs, amidst a lively showcase of dance and festivity...
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Nine designers to watch out for at Vancouver Fashion Week - Mar 13, 2017 - 6:12:30 PM

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Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) has announced details for its 29th consecutive season. The autumn/winter 2017 season will take place from the 20th to 26th March in Vancouver, British Columbia and nine designers from Canada, Japan, Spain, Italy, Australia and Hungary have been hot-tipped by founder and producer, Jamal Abdourahman.

Born in Madrid and trained in London, Arantxa Morcillo is genuinely curious about materials, forms and silhouettes. An obsessive attention to research is essential in her creative process which evolves in rich and intimate collections. She worked at Somerset House and interned with Gareth Pugh before embarking on her own projects. Her AW17 collection Memories will be shown on the runway at VFW...
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Bahamian luxury handbag designer showcases during London Fashion Week - Mar 4, 2017 - 8:56:44 AM

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Luxury bespoke handbag brand Willique showcases at Fashion’s Finest off-schedule shows during London Fashion Week.

In its seventh year, Fashion’s Finest is one of the biggest and most successful independent off-schedule events that coincides with London Fashion Week. As a leading international platform for emerging designers, the event draws press, buyers and industry figures – eager to see fresh, creative talent and trends.

Willique had the opportunity to showcase the brand’s range of luxury and bespoke leather bags and accessories in Fashion's Finest exhibition space...
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St. John’s College’s band, 'Special Blend' wears Bahari - Feb 22, 2017 - 10:50:42 AM

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When members of St. John’s College’s band, Special Blend, put their game face on to compete in the first ever TMP Music Competition organized by Zamar Group, the final touch was adorning themselves with one of a kind Bahari shirts.

The band went on to win the competition hands down which afforded its members the opportunity to perform in the state of Boston this summer. The band, which was formed in November of 2016, describes its style as a mixture of music genres thus the name, “Special Blend”...
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Bahamian models to hit the runway at New York Fashion Week - Feb 10, 2017 - 2:44:21 AM

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Top PTG models, Selvinique Wright and Vanessa Leach are gearing up to hit the runway at New York Fashion Week on Thursday, February 9th, at the incredible Madison Square Garden.

No strangers to the runway, PTG veterans Wright and Leach easily snagged runway spots with Las Vegas established, top designer David Tupaz; the shining Filipino gem on the Hollywood red carpet. According to Pia Glover, PTG Marketing & Modeling Agency President, both Leach and Wright are thrilled to be a part of such a major opportunity. “It speaks volumes to the talent that we have here in The Bahamas, including the team at PTG Marketing & Modeling Agency..."
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The 80’s Fashion Trends Love Affair for 2017 Has Begun - Feb 8, 2017 - 9:16:24 PM


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If you lived through it, you’ll probably remember the 80’s as a decade when fashion was larger-than-life. The 80’s fashion trends introduced us to bold female silhouettes defined by colorful oversize blazers with shoulder pads, big permed hair with heavy makeup and risqué low cut sequin dresses with thigh-high slits. Needless to say, it was one of the more influential style periods in recent memory.

Many fashion designers look to the past for inspiration and their love affair with 80’s fashion trends is everywhere for spring 2017. Watch for the following 80s style influences, some which we may soon see on our city streets...

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Miss Universe Bahamas dazzled with the help of local designers - Feb 2, 2017 - 4:38:53 PM

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A new Miss Universe was crowned on January 29th in the Philippines and representing The Bahamas was 24 year old Cherell Williamson of Nassau was showing up in stellar exclusive fashions throughout the pageant thanks to local designers, Theodore Elyett, and Javotte Bethel.

According to Theodore Elyett, who is one of the best designers to ever come out of The Bahamas, this was the first time in 13 years that a Miss Universe Bahamas wardrobe was provided by a Bahamian designer. After seeing Cherell glide across the Miss Universe stage during preliminaries in his "Golden Goddess" gown, Theodore wrote the following on his Facebook page, "...yup...crying my eyes out...to that 13 year old boy that never gave up!
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Red Dress Soiree donates more than $13,000 to Bahamas AIDS Foundation - Dec 22, 2016 - 10:53:58 AM

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The Red Dress Soiree, today presented a cheque in the amount of $13,214.67 to The Bahamas AIDS Foundation to benefit their Adolescent Outreach Programme.

The funds were raised at the event's silent auction held on December 10, 2016 in the Imperial Ballroom at Atlantis. More than 30 silent auction packages with items donated by more than 70 corporate donors were offered in the digital silent auction.

The three part event – runway show, dinner and silent auction featured twelve of The Bahamas’ Leading Ladies who showcased red gowns created by twelve Bahamian fashion designers...
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Bahari Bahamas opens on Bay Street - Dec 21, 2016 - 4:49:12 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas – Bahari is closing out the year 2016 with a bang by launching its Winter Collection in its newest location downtown, Nassau, across from the Hilton British Colonial Hotel.

Bahari opened the door to its third store on December 17 with a promotion entitled, “12 Hours of Bahari” that showcased Bahari’s Winter Collection and set Bay Street buzzing with word that the fashion leaders are now located downtown. This new store promises the same first class, fabulous products and service Bahari has offered the Bahamian public over the past two years, with additional focus on resort wear...
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BTVI fashion design student launches collection - Dec 16, 2016 - 4:47:14 PM

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The designs on display exuded confidence and adventure. Upcoming fashion designer Delano Marc, recently hosted an intimate al fresco fashion show at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort, launching a collection that’s for the bold, beautiful and artsy.

The fashion design student of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), might be one of the new kids on the fashion scene, but already he is making waves. In 2015, he placed second in the 2015 Miss Bahamas Top Designer showcase.

However, in his solo fashion show, dubbed ‘Love Letters and Poems,’ Delano created delightful chaos...
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Leading Ladies Shine at Red Dress Soiree - Dec 16, 2016 - 1:45:29 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - More than 300 persons filled the Imperial Ballroom at Atlantis for the third bi-annual Red Dress Soiree, powered by Aliv held on December 10, 2016. The event, whose silent auction benefits The Bahamas AIDS Foundation, raised thousands for the foundation’s work with adolescents affected by and infected with HIV/AIDS.

The three part event – runway show, dinner and silent auction featured twelve of The Bahamas’ trailblazing women who showcased original designs by twelve Bahamian fashion designers...
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BTVI design graduate creates chic outfit for Miss World Bahamas - Dec 14, 2016 - 11:59:06 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - In the beauty pageant world, an unspoken competition begins before contestants ever hit the stage. From the moment a contestant touches down at the airport of the host country, she is already being sized up. Hence, what she wears offstage should be equally as impressive.

Presently, Miss World Bahamas, Ashley Hamilton is in Washington DC, where she is competing for the Miss World pageant to be held on the 18th December. She will be competing against 116 contestants. Her wardrobe and costume were unveiled by the Miss Bahamas Organization (MBO) during a presentation at the Serenity Club House, Lyford Cay Road...
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Simon Barth Couture: Dark Seduction 2016 - Dec 9, 2016 - 12:35:01 AM

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When he showcased his first collect at Berlin Fashion Week nearly ten years ago, Simon Barth realized he didn’t quite fit in with the minimalist aesthetic of the German fashion scene. The fact is Barth lives for creating intricate embroidered haute couture dresses and, in 2013, the German-born designer moved to Vienna, Austria where today he is handcrafting exquisite floor-length evening dresses for the women of the Viennese ball.

Steeped with aristocratic tradition and home to the most extravagant and romantic balls you will find anywhere in the world, Vienna is one of Europe’s oldest capital cities. During ball season, which begins each winter and runs until Ash Wednesday...
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Bahamian footwear and accessories line launches Kickstarter funding campaign - Nov 18, 2016 - 12:30:09 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Haus of Assembly, HOA takes a modern approach to Bahamian heritage by infusing the color and intricate beauty of The Bahamas Islands into art-like footwear. With its classic espadrille style, Haus of Assembly seeks to create a lifestyle brand focused on accessories and footwear inspired by all aspects of Bahamian culture.

The name Haus of Assembly, pronounced “House” stems from the brand’s desire to have social and cultural effect on the style, quality and authenticity of being unapologetically Bahamian...
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Fashion Inspired by Our Ocean's Fragile Ecosystems: The Empty Ocean Series - Nov 17, 2016 - 10:29:04 PM

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"The conservation of our oceans is close to my heart," says Perth-based Australian eco fashion designer and visual artist,  Zuhal Kuvan-Mills, "especially after my encounter with whales on the Southern Oceans a few years ago in Albany, Western Australia.  It is a memory that is embedded into my soul."

As an environmental activist, designer and artist Kuvan-Mills believes art and fashion impact our emotions and can move us to value our blue planet. She is the ambassador for Green Embassy, Australia’s first internationally recognised organic fashion label...
Arts & Culture
Grand Bahama artist expands to wearable art - Nov 17, 2016 - 1:43:09 PM

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Claudette Dean
of Freeport, Grand Bahama island is a published artist, poet and writer. She has held many solo exhibits and has participated in many local and international group exhibits. She works primarily in oil and mixed media.

Recently Dean has announced the launch of a new product line that features her fine art. She has partnered with VIDA who have placed her work on handbags, scarves, shawls, and cushions...
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Handbags Made with a Social Conscience - Nov 16, 2016 - 3:02:45 PM

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS -  The issue of replica handbags and other goods is a significant problem for designers and the industry as a whole. Whilst it is doubtful that this practice will cease, it is encouraging when authentic luxury products are discovered that are ethically produced in a conscious social manner.

A number of such companies exist within the Caribbean, and two highly distinguished hand-produced bag companies MayaBags® from Belize, and REECII from the twin islands St. Kitts and Nevis, should be justly highlighted as examples to all.
MayaBags® is a handmade, design-driven women’s accessories collection, of purses and items for the home inspired bynature and crafted with the artisanal skills...
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