Saturday, June 21, 2008
NYT: Caribbean Fashion Week
Carribean Fashion week may not be as well known at those in New York, Milan and Paris but it sure looks like it would be a lot more fun to attend. C.F.W. is a rarity in that it shows no signs of androgyny. Yanking up their bold Yardmanstyle t-shirts, the Jamaican male models flashed physiques that caused mass hysteria in the audience. And the heavenly bodies of the vari-hued Nubian catwalk beauties appeared to be silicone-free.
It remains to be seen whether Caribbean designers can achieve the same level of success that the region’s models are currently enjoying. As T & T’s Meiling said, summing up the spirit of the week: “Versace, Vuitton, Gucci — they all use Caribbean motifs and Caribbean music is everywhere. Now it’s time to make it happen in fashion for ourselves.”
Thanks Camille for sending me the link!