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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.