Special Thanks To L.S.B contributing blogger & F.I.T Student: Samantha.
Saturday 14th August, 2010 Familiar faces such as Millhouse, Cole Facts and Kimmystic along with a multitude of up-comers showcased their inspired but distinctive collections at the LIME Fashion Caribbean 2010 show. It was held at the Emerald Valley Casino & Resort, St.Vincent and the Grenadines.
Here is a review of the collections:
The Designer: Kevin Ayoung-Julien The Trends: Flowing resort wear, asymmetrical, over-sized and tent-shaped, bias-cut separates and dresses in visual color gradations of sun-kiss, rust ,moss ,coral, icy blue
Kimmystic Clothing (St.Vincent & the Grenadines)
The Designer: Kimon Baptiste The Trends: Up-town girl silhouettes: fabric manipulation, hand painted florals & fabrication, structured strapless bustiers in mini-dresses, jumpsuits and separates in neutrals, canary yellow and bright rose.
Ecliff Elie Designs limited (Trinidad and Tobago)
The Designer: Ecliff Elie The Trends: Very cohesive menswear collection in leather, stripes and suede fabrication, suits and separates in mixed palette of browns, accented by corals and turquoise.
Raang Designs (Trindad & Tobago)
The Designer: Shaun Griffith Perez The Trends: Intricately ruffled blouses and dress, floor length skirts for women, standout red suits for men, overall palette in black, cream and red.
Zadd & Eastman (Trinidad & Tobago)
The Designers: Omzad Khan and Nigel Eastman The Trends: Collection focused on dominant tribal circular batik, floor length skirts, also graphic polka dots, reversed stripes for both male and female garments, mule and cream palette.
Millhouse (Trinidad & Tobago)
The Designers: Gregory Mills and Coline Baptiste-Mills The Trends: Daring suits for men: tailored jackets, waistcoats combined with trousers in capris and shorts lengths, blends of silks, polyester and sequined material in neutrals, red and black.
Natural Beats (St.Vincent & the Grenadines)
The Designer: Ingrid John The Trends: Beach/bohemian looks, light cotton dresses, burlap and canvas accessories e.g. clutches and satchels for men and women, cut-off bowler hats.
Cole Facts (Guyana)
The Designer: Michelle Cole & Trevor Rose The Trends: Slightly bondage themed swimwear, metallic color palette in multi-colored hues.
Brenda Iroha (St.Vincent & the Grenadines)
The Designer: Brenda Iroha The Trends: Draped and intricately tied and belted, African printed cottons & linens.
Scrapie Dopwell (St.Vincent & the Grenadines)
The Designer: Scrapie Designs The Trends: Handmade jewelry in custom tiers, beads and shapes.
Kuumba Designs (St.Lucia)
The Designer: Queen Esther The Trends: Interesting combinations of plaids, crochet, cottons and linens; added head wraps created extra fun and flair.
Monique Barbour (St.Vincent & the Grenadines) The Designer: Monique Barbour The Trends: Hot new trends in sunglasses and shades, encrusted with spikes and crystals.
Earthmember4life (Trinidad and Tobago) The Designer: Ashley Christmas The Trends: Tailored suits for women, risqué transparent dresses, screen printed t-shirts and trousers for men and women.
Pat Blackman (Barbados) The Designer: Pat Blackman The Trends: Dramatic dresses, jumpsuits and separates, prom and cocktail inspired, mules, rose, salmon and coral hues.
The Fresh Faces segment introduced the public to newcomer designers, all from St.Vincent and the Grenadines.
Animalistic inspired collection accented with peacock feathers, lots of ruffles, purple and blues.
Janel Charles: Structured satins dresses, ruffled detailed, metallic hues.
Kavonne Bacchus : Teen oriented, punk styles, zippers, pins, printed t-shirts.
Paparazzi-worth cocktail dresses, modern lines, clean tailoring, peach and orange hues.
Jeremy Payne (Silky Ruff)
Colorful and modern Aztec/tribal printed dresses,’ladies-who-lunch’ cocktail dress.
Combination of tailored and flowing structures, muted flesh and rose tones with dashes of hot pink.
The night also belonged to the Image Models who strutted excellently throughout the night and provided a dramatic, almost Las Vegas showgirl finale by donning carnival costumes for a theatrical performance at the end of the show.
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