If you follow InMyWardrobe on Facebook you might have seen me post that I’ll be covering all three nights of Bridgetown Barbados Fashion Week (BBFW) which is coming up next weekend. I’m super excited to be covering my first fashion week and I hope you will all join me on here for the experience if you can’t physically make it.
This schedule and release from the organizers tell you what you can expect.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – October 11, 2013: For the first time in the history of the event Bridgetown Barbados (BB) Fashion Week will include Plus Size and Kids’ ready-to-wear in its line up of runway shows. Slated for October 24th to 27th, 2013 BB Fashion Week will present four fashion runway shows over three days at Independence Square in the Bridgetown capital.
“We are excited to have not only Plus Size, but also Kids’ ready-to-wear in our line up this year,” said Rodney Powers, CEO of Unique Productions Worldwide Ltd., producers of BB Fashion Week. “This is our eighth year bringing Barbadian and Caribbean designers to the attention of the international fashion world, while at the same time providing opportunities for international designers and media to experience what we have here in Barbados. It has not been an easy journey up to this point, but this is our signal that despite the challenges, we will continue to innovate and evolve.”
BB Fashion Week 2013 will feature designers from Barbados, the Caribbean and the international market showcasing their Spring/Summer 2014 collections.
First in the spotlight on October 25 will be the designers from Barbados, including inductees of the Caribbean Market Center’s Designers-in-Residence programme: Kesia Estwick, Shanika Burnett, Rhea Cummins-Jordan and Brandi Estwick.
“The Caribbean Market Center is an initiative of Unique Productions Worldwide Ltd. with the goal of growing the Barbados fashion industry through the provision of services, programmes and resources for designers,” said Powers.
The Designers-in-Residence programme is one of the major undertakings of the market center to date. Within the programme design entrepreneurs are provided with a range of services to support the establishment of their businesses so that they are geared up for success.”
Also among the local designers is Rozana Moseley who will be introducing the La Rosa Couture line of ready-to-wear for plus size women. In the Kids’ ready-to-wear runway show slated for October 26, Giordan William will debut its Bearded Gecko and Lemon Lily lines for boys and girls.
Later on that evening, it will be the turn of designers from the Caribbean to take to the runway. In the spotlight this year are Anthony Red Fashion House and Dawn Creations of Trinidad & Tobago, and Kimystic Designs of St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
The final runway show, on October 27, will showcase international couture designers Charles Corvsky Dieujuste of the USA, and the House of Belfield from Rotterdam, the Netherlands.