DIANNE HUNT...is main reason why Trinidad and Tobago has a Fashion Week on its calender of events. She is the founder and head of RADICAL DESIGNS clothing, one of the largest fashion houses in the Caribbean which produces new lines on a quarterly basis.
From the recently held Fashion Week Trinidad and Tobago 09, Radical Designs hit the catwalk in style and color.
...Preview of the Collection...
Monday June 1st, 2009 - Fashion Week Trinidad and Tobago Theme: Living Green
Images from T&T hottest little mag: Scorch.comZandile Blay Fashion Writer/Reporter & Editor with global style had this to say about Radical Designs.
She's just as talented, just as established and just as popular as the other designers showing this week. But one thing makes Diane Hunt even more special: she's the reason why they are all here. As head designer and owner of Radical Designs clothing, Hunt had held shows for her own line in the past and recently decided to cast a wider net and bring many of the old and new design talent in Trinidad & Tobago into the fold. Her efforts have been met with rave reviews, but that doesn't mean she's taken the focus off her own line. She debuted not one - but two - collections down the runway. We loved both, but our favorite was the womens collection which featured casual separates, including loungy dresses, funky jodpur pants, and mid-riff baring jackets. As a whole, the collection epitomized easy chic. Here are a few of our favorite looks from the runway! ~Zandile Blay
INDIgroove TV recently did an VERY interesting and informative interview about the Woman behind the brand etc....I encourage you to view.
Dianne Hunt Founder of Fashion Week Trinidad & Tobago
Head of Radical Designs
Dianne Hunt, founder of FASHION WEEK Trinidad and Tobago, and head of RADICAL DESIGNS (one of the largest fashion houses in the Caribbean), talks about the hard work it takes to succeed and the difficulties she is encountering as Trinidad moves from developing to developed status.
In the conversation
- Dianne Hunt talks about growing up and her struggles to succeed
- The difficulties she now faces with labour and her thoughts on the importation of labour
Really love this interview, its informative, interesting and funny and more so, not much is known about her other than the head of Radical Design etc, well on my path anyway. I understand and like the path about "looking at her and saying Mrs/Ms. Hunt had an easy life etc" and just goes to show that one can't always judge the book by its cover and thus, i am inspired by her. Well...in general, i am inspired by strong women coming from my background but non the less, i don't really consider Radical Design a fashion label so to speak. But one can't blame her for wanting to do that or considering importing/attaching foreign labor because clearly there is a problem and with fashion especially in the Caribbean, the business side and design are like twins so to speak. Twins in the sense that, Overall Cost is an issue and Overall Design is an issue so they must balance each other if one wants to be successful in both areas especially here in the Caribbean.
Dianne Hunt, Radical Designs and Fashion Week Trinidad & Tobago
TO THE WORLD.
That's the Life...B