Fashionistas looking to add local swimwear and clothing to their summer wardrobes were spoiled for choice at Bimhaus last Sunday.
The first of hopefully more events that highlight local fashion designers and musicians came off at Le Bistro at the Beach in quaint Speightstown. Designs from Pink Lemonade, Seafrina Island Apparel, Suga Apple Swimwear and Jupiter Moon Swimwear met music from Gigi, Teff and newcomer Ellie Vixen in a blend of young Barbadian talent. It was conceptualised by DJ Deluxe.
Summer fashion is all about swimsuits and easy to wear clothing and that’s exactly what was on display. Karen St Hill showcased elegant simplicity in Jupiter Moon with solid white, nude and red pieces. In contrast, Kimberly Angoy of Suga Apple brought mainly brightly coloured prints that stunned from every angle. Definitely attention grabbing!
Summer is not all about the beach though, no matter how much we may wish for it. So let’s talk clothing. Seafrina by Maryam Patel was for the woman who wants to show some skin and turn the heat way up this summer. Think bare shoulders, legs and midriffs and plunging necklines. Created from a mainly neutral palette, these looks are easy to style.
Pink Lemonade by Rotchelle Parris is always a joy to see on the catwalk. Fabrics with movement galore, striking prints and an ease that is quintessentially Caribbean. The collaboration with Suga Apple was a welcome surprise. Suga Apple swimsuits and Pink Lemonade cover-ups are perfect for those #ilivewhereyouvacation posts on Instagram.
I don’t know about you but I can’t wait to see some of these looks on the beach and at events across the island.
P.S. I’m also looking forward to the next Bimhaus!