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!


afrobella said...

Meiling is utterly amazing. She designed my wedding dress!!

Brigitte said...

You lucky woman, I bet it was beautiful!

sdg1844 said...

Looks marvelous! I would love to see this fashion week.

Felicity said...

I love the pictures from Caribbean Fashion Week, the models look lovely, more wholesome!