Monday, August 4, 2008

A look at Caribbean Fashion Week 2008

Being that this is a blog about fashion and I'm from the Caribbean, I thought it was time that I featured some of the fashion from my neck of the woods.

Caribbean Fashion Week may not as well known as the fashion weeks of New York or Milan but this certainly doesn't mean the designers who show here are any less talented or skilled.


The Caribbean is a unique and colourful potpourri of cultures and traditions from all over the world and this is especially evident through the gorgeous, exotic collections showcased at this prestigious event.

Caribbean Fashion Week (CFW), is held annually in Kingston, Jamaica and attracts an increasing number of designers
eager to exhibit their work.

Now in its eighth year, CFW 2008 was held from June 11-16.


The womenswear collections were abundant with a diverse mixture of colours, prints and feminine silhouettes that are perfect for stylish, confident women.


Below are my favourite looks from a few of the CFW 2008 collections.


Zadd Eastman




Keneea Linton




Lamaica




Meiling



Sushma Patel




Lubica




Mutamba




Ndjamena Caprice




5th Element




African Connection




Gavin Douglas




Of course, Caribbean Fashion Week collections would not be complete without swimwear.


Rachel Lym




The Mushroom


All photos courtesy http://popstylejamaica.com and http://www.flickr.com/photos/revengefashionmagazine

58 comments:

J e s s i c a said...

wow i like all of them !

Bombchell said...

wasnt aware fashion week was held over there

wow I'm inlove with the first one!!!!!!!!! I want it!!

& the one by Ndjamena Caprice.

I like how they look real, u know, like you can actually wear them not just art.

Katelin said...

oh i sort of really love that first dress, so cute.

Vain and Vapid said...

Looks like there are some really talented designers in your neck of the woods... The swimwear is perfect, I love the burgundy one-piece...

pinup_girl said...

Those pieces are all just gorgeous. I love all the free-flowing fabrics & how wearable everything looks.

Arielle said...

definitely

here's mine : hauteststyle.blogspot.com

and I love the pictures you've posted. I went on vacation to the Caribbean once and was so inspired by all the colors that I never get to see in new hampshire. It makes everything seem so much lighter and happier

Anchibride said...

LOVE it! I'm nuts about the gorgeous colors!

LuLu124 said...

wow i never paid much attention to this particular fashion venue, but everything seems gorgeous!!! i looove the first runway dress, and all the swim wear pieces are just yum :D xoxo, lulu

CoryK said...

Great post! I'd love to to exchange links! [[:

The Seeker said...

Thank you so much for all this information.
And those lovely pictures.
I didn't know about Caribbean Fashion Week, you know I think most people think just of Paris, NY and something more.
It's great to know more about Fashin weeks.

Hope you'll have a great week darling.

xoxo

Savvy Gal said...

ooohhh love all the pieces, esp. the first dress. great post, thanks for sharing.

:Fashion Frenzy: said...

these photos are beautiful! ethnic charm at its best!

la petite fashionista said...

thanks for the peek at fashion week from your corner of the world! i love all the brightly colored styles. i feel like that captures the essence of the carribean:)

xoxo

Jenny H. said...

i didnt even know the carribean had a fashion week!
i lovee this.


is it okay if i link your page in my next post? so that my readers can see all the pictures from this fashion week?

thankss in advance dudee.

Toni Alexis said...

this post was the best! so many colors and great designs! beautiful women of color gracing the runway! i cant ask for anything more except to be front row and center!

oooh and that first swimsuit is amazing as well as soo many of the looks!

xoxo

Pudding and Pie said...

I love how colourful a lot of the designs are! I think that Gavin Douglas is my favourite. I think it's great to have local and international fashion influences.

christina said...

So many gorgeous outfits!!! I love the styles and colors that each designer brought in. Especially love the first dress as well.

Alice Point said...

Great clothes and models are beautiful!:)

Nadine said...

I enjoyed the beautiful clothing but I also love the models!

Audrey Leighton said...

hey, thanks for your comment, loveee your blog too. So jealous that you live and study in Barbados! Adding you to my blogroll, do the same for me? xxxx

Sharon Rose said...

Wow Danz, what a fantastic post! Thanks for sharing this-I didn't know about this either, and what a wealth of talent too!! So many of these are gorgeous, its hard to pick a favourite- I love the vibrancy and the creativeness of all of them!

Imelda Matt said...

I think when designers stay true to their environment it shows, it's not that dissimilar to Australia.

(¯`·._.·[***Fresh&Fab***]·._.·´¯) said...

oooooooooooooh, i didn't think ill like them as much as i did, the swim wear were just amazing, loved it

my overall favorite was Mutamba...great great style

Nemerae said...

Hii
Yep, I saw that building, like a egg made of glass, it`s wonderful!! =)
Lovely dresses, love most of them ^^
Have a nice time!
Byee
xxx

Doriz Jeltzin said...
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enc said...

There is some incredible work coming out of your area of the world. Thank you for showing me that beautiful, flowing, blue and green dress, and all the others.

p said...

great numbers! i love the swimwear especially

Sunniva said...

I love looking at photos from different Fashion Weeks, and I was so excited while I went through these photos. So many of these looks are amazing!

And yes, I'd love to exchange links with you, sweetie! I'll link you right away :)

xxx

Kira Fashion said...

I love the colors, really cool models and looks. The hat one is my fav!!!

a kiss!!!

STYLE DU MONDE said...

Oh I love it! So impressive! Especially I love the first outfit from Keneea Linton! Thank you for sharing this, dear Danz!

xx

fashion herald said...

beautiful colors, I love the last Lubica the Mutamba and the last Gavin Douglas. and that swimwear is incredible!

Paris said...

I'm absolutely blown away! The first dress is one of my fav's but I honestly love them all, such beautiful pieces!! THank you for making me aware, I love your patriotism!xx

Anjeanette said...

This is so great! Caribbean Fashion Week doesn't get much press over here, so this is really cool to see!

lucy said...

oh Danz! simply gorgeous!

AsianCajuns said...

Thanks so much for sharing these, I wouldn't have seen them otherwise. I love how fluid and carefree most of the designs are.

CoutureCarrie said...

WOW! Why are these designers not on the international map? Such amazing, fresh looks. Especially loved Kineea Linton and the Fifth Element dress. Thanks for posting this, D!

xoxox,
CC

PAM said...

how i wish it wud stop raining here.. so i cud jump to the BEACh in these hot outfits *sigh*

ps. thanks for leavin me nice comments :) mwaH!

A la Femme said...

WOW, great post. There are definitely some amazing pieces and gorgeous girls.

P.S. Thank you so much for your kind comments. Of course I'll trade links.

**Queen B** said...

wowww love it!! the girls are gorgeous!! && so much color!! wished our runways looked like this!
&& by the way the answer to your question i am getting stars on my foot for my tattoo something very lil..hehe..thanks for the support!!


<3

Farren said...

they've got a lot of talent down there! =)

CoutureCarrie said...

Hey D . . . I tried to comment on this amazing post last night but I guess I hit an internet snafu . . . love it!!

xoxox,
CC

emma said...

thanks for sharing these pictures theyre great and isnt the 3rd girl from amtm?

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

AHHMAZING POST! Thank you for posting this, I love the first set especially. I like seeing stuff from around the world.

The Seeker said...

I gave you a “diamond”… check my blog for details ;)

xoxoxo

Gloria said...

I love the coverage of the caribbean fashion! staying true to the roots, love it!

Dana (pron. like Donna) said...

I TRULY LOVE THESE!!!
Esp the second dress from this Zadd Eastmen...shall be looking for him online
GREAT post!!

Ann da Pandaaaaaaaa said...

These looks are so doable. I love the Ndjamena Caprice with a passion.

Fashion Is Poison said...

ooo so good! looks very fun

bowerbird said...

OMG. So many fabulouso dresses! stunning!

Songy said...

hey danz.. great collection.
I'm saving Keneea Linton (my fav the super dress with tails), Meiling (all of them), Lubica (black dress) and the Mushroom's silver swim suit just rocks!

atelier said...

the first dress is impressive! wow! and the Meiling one reminds me too much DVF's summer dresses...

angelgrotton said...

I even can't choose the best. they all are great. especially yellow outfits )))

Cheryl Lynn said...

I see I can't stay away from you too long! How beautiful! Caribbean Fashion Week is a blast and a half! The Lubica black with red front strip and lavender with yellow petals are beautiful. I like Mutamba's 1st and last dresses, both the 5th Element designs, and the Gavin Douglas Marilyn Monroe and blue strapless numbers are magni-licious!

Thanks for the heads up on this wonderful event.

yiqin; said...

Thanks for sharing this! I lvoe how much information I always getwhenever I visit your blog!!!

Thu said...

some of the dresses are nice, and i recognize some familiar faces from america's next top model!

Psyche said...

Love it all!

Anonymous said...

Wow! These clothes are beautiful. I love the Arican Connection dress in white. She looks flawless! The black bikini by The Mushroom is telling me to go to the gym now!


xxMIMIxx

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