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February 14th, 2012

The Caribbean’s leading fashion names to showcase exceptional collections at London Fashion Week

As a British born Caribbean woman this is an event I MUST present to you! The Caribbean’s leading fashion names to showcase exceptional collections at London Fashion Week Caribbean Collections Showcase ‘In honour of Fashion and musical icon Grace Jones’ LONDON FASHION WEEK 17th-18th February 2012 February 2012, London, England

This season will celebrate the London Fashion Week debut of the Caribbean Collections exhibition, showcasing a selection of exceptional handpicked designers from fifteen islands across the Caribbean. The exhibition will feature collections from designers who have been influenced by a mixture of African, British, French and Spanish cultures and will culminate in a private dinner with leading Caribbean Supermodels Jeneil Williams and Jaunel McKenzie. The exhibition honours some of the Caribbean’s most exceptional designers who have made great contributions to the fashion world. The diverse range of designs includes the classic cuts of Drenna Luna and Julan (Jamaica) to the avant-garde style of Posh Punk (Barbados) and the resort appeal of KAJ (Trinidad and Tobago).

Caribbean Collections also highlights designers who paved the way during the evolution of a regional design aesthetic including Meiling (Trinidad and Tobago) and Jenny Polanco (Dominican Republic). Jewellery from Peace-Is of Bianca (Jamaica) and handbags from Veve (Haiti) complete the showrooms collection. 2012 marks a significant year in Caribbean history as Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago celebrate their Golden Jubilee, marking 50 years of Independence.

Caribbean Collections is proudly set against a rich backdrop of the region’s ancestry and culture. Chairman of the Caribbean Fashion Industry Association, Kingsley Cooper said, “This exhibition is really about showing the fashion industry that we have design talent to compete in a global arena. The contribution which the islands can make to fashion has gone under the world’s fashion radar for too long. We are delighted to be a part of London Fashion Week and as organizers of Caribbean Fashion Week, we see this as a big step for Caribbean fashion, as we continue to develop our industry and position our designers to take their place on the world stage – our time is now.” The Caribbean Collections exhibition is endorsed by some of the world’s most beautiful women, all hailing from the islands. Jeneil Williams who followed Kate Moss on the cover of LOVE and I-D magazines, adorned the cover of Italian Vogue and has fronted campaigns for Vivienne Westwood, Lanvin and Louis Vuitton, will join former Victoria Secrets model Nell

Robinson and her fellow Jamaican supermodel and American Vogue favourite Jaunel McKenzie in supporting the collection. The fashion showcase will take place at the Cosmopolitan Charing Cross Hotel’s Regency suite on 17th-18th February 2012, from 10am to 5pm.

The Caribbean Export Development Agency is responsible for delivering the exhibition in partnership with the Jamaica Promotions Corporation and Caribbean Fashion Industry Association.

The Caribbean Collections Exhibition takes place on 17th and 18th February at Charing Cross Hotel, The Regency room, The Strand, London WC2N 5HX

For press information contact:

Jessica Huie Jessica@jhpr.co.uk

Yolande Letshou yolande@lagenevenorth.co.uk







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