It’s not everyday that young, emerging designers get the opportunity to share a catwalk with their more experienced counterparts. (Part 1 of review here)
That’s why I have to give full props to Image Modelling Agency of St Vincent and the Grenadines for choosing six “Fresh Faces” to open FLOW Fashion Caribbean 2017.
The mini collections were definitely on-trend with asymmetry, ruffles and off-the shoulder looks. The pieces were not necessarily boundary-pushing but they showed some creativity. After seeing some of the older designers’ full collections, I’m sure the youngsters walked away with lots of inspiration.
First on stage was Elpatrena’s Designs by Elpatrena Findlay. The 19-year-old college student presented a mini collection entitled Futuristic Passion.
Next up was Virtuous Designs by Owen Paul. He presented four pieces unambiguously entitled Modern Tradition. The collection was intended to be worn to parties, formal events, church or pageants.
Tyreek Isaacs’ presented The Weekend under his brand Moziz. It was a collection centred around a weekend getaway for teenagers.
Sheer simplicity from Olive Art Designs
Olive Art Designs by Christal Oliver showcased a collection called Direction which stood out in its simplicity. The perfect pairing of outfits with handbags only made it more impactful. It was not surprising to read that Christal has been designing accessories since 2009. Her experience showed.
Next up was Atiah Stephens. She displayed her love for vibrant colours as she presented three pieces under the brand Tia – la Mode.
I can’t wait to see what these designers do next. Check out InMyWardrobe’s Facebook page for a full album from Fashion Caribbean 2017.