Category Archives: Fashion Shows

Your Summer Wardrobe (via Pompasette Brunch Party)

 

“If yuh ready fi di summa let’s go
Shout it out and let mi know”

With all due credit to Beenie Man, of course.

Being ready for summer means knowing what you’re going to wear for carnival events, parties, cruises and lazy days lounging by the pool or beach.

Once again this year, the Pompasette Brunch Party served up endless options from Barbadian and Caribbean designers. The fashion lovers who gathered at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society recently had more than their fill of swimsuits, casual wear and resort styles.

My extensive recap is set to come in Easy Magazine so this post is really all about giving you some options to choose from as you go about your summer prep.

Express Bikini

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Butterfly Allumini


Juice Apparel

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Candi Fab

 

Marie Collette

Lisa’s Fabrics

Nieuw Look

Suga Apple Swim

Renee Wu Designs

Sunshine868

Always Leid

 

Vintaj Life

Ole Luck Love

Anna Rose Designs

Which designer do you plan to order from?

Barbadian Designers Impress as Sophia Schuppe launches Ghetto Fabulous

Whimsical fascinators from Candifab,  vacation-ready crochet pieces from Satadaze and bold designs from Kasava Designs.  

These set the perfect stage for an exciting 80s-inspired collection called Ghetto Fabulous from Jacqueline Benn-Schuppe on Sunday.

The New York-based Barbadian personal shopper and stylist launched some youthful looks under the Sophia Schuppe brand in a high energy runway presentation.

She said it could be her last collection for a while but I certainly hope not. It was equal parts throwback and fashion forward and I would definitely love to see more.

Supporting designers showed up

Candifab by Candi Nicholls was dainty perfection as usual but I especially enjoyed the use of  bold African prints in some of the pieces.

Wanderlust, Natalie Eastmond’s second collection for Satadaze, demonstrates her growth as a designer.  This collection showed off her her talent and I expect her to continue developing her craft.

Alice Martin really grabbed my attention with Kasava Designs. I enjoyed her use of print, volume and unexpected details.

View more photos from the show here.

Video: Celebrating Caribbean Fashion at CARIFESTA XIII

Olympia’s Fashions by Olympia Small-Sonoram of Guyana.

 

The Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) came to Barbados for the first time since 1981 and if there was one thing I had to check out, it was the fashion.

The Grand Market had amazing selections from across the region and I managed to take in the final fashion show. It featured Fifth Element, J’aime Crochet and Cicely Harewood of Barbados alongside  Haiti’s Daphne Floreal, Jamaica’s Courtney Washington and Olympia’s Fashions of Guyana.

Peep the video here.

CARIFESTA XIII fashion show from Natasha Beckles on Vimeo.

As part of my day job, I also had the opportunity to chat with some of the designers about their work. As if it wasn’t already obvious, I love hearing fashion creatives tell their stories.