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How CLD is conquering the Trinidad Fashion Scene

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We’ve been quietly following the rise of Trinidadian designer Charu Lochan Dass since she launched her eponymous label in late 2013. But it was only two weeks ago, when the line launched a new website followed by a swanky new store on Trindad’s Gallus Street, that we really started paying attention. While it’s not unusual for Caribbean […] Read more…

Spotlight | Toya Turner

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If asked to describe the modern Caribbean woman, our response would closely resemble Toya Turner.  An accountant by profession as well as an entrepreneur and a designer, the Antiguan beauty lives a hectic life which she documents on her blog  Island Style.  We caught up with Turner via email to discuss her blog, Caribbean fashion and her […] Read more…

Caribbean Designers at NYFW SS15

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It’s easy to feel like we live in a fashion bubble in the Caribbean seemingly planets away from the world’s fashion capitals. But as the industry here grows, more designers are finding ways to take Caribbean fashion global. Several Trinidadian designers including Charu Lochan Dass and Adrian Foster debuted new collections at Fashion Gallery New York Fashion Week. […] Read more…

Best in Swim: Six Caribbean Swimwear Favourites for 2014

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The region is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and eternal summer weather, so it’s only fitting that we also have some of the most talented swimwear designers. Here are six of our 2014 favourites. Jae Jolly’s Ocean Floor collection may have launched late last year it still looks fresh to us. We […] Read more…

Collection| SoKa SS15 Preview Video

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We’ve been getting glimpses of SoKa’s SS15 collection for a while now but the label has finally revealed most of it in a campaign on its recently updated website. Never one to disappoint, SoKa designer Karen DeFreitas presented us with the dancehall inspired collection to end all dancehall inspired collections. From the subtle nods to 90s […] Read more…

Collection | Marie Collette Crazy Sexy Cool

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If YC’s Desert Swim 2014 was Bond girl gone Jamaican, Marie Collette’s Crazy, Sexy, Cool is for the girl who keeps her whip hidden (or not) at the bottom of her beach bag. The collection oozes sex appeal with barely-there bottoms, mesh detailing and metallic hardware that also lends to it a tough dominatrix vibe. Just […] Read more…

Collection |YC’s Desert Swim 2014

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   For the relaunch of their Desert Swim line, YC presented us with a collection of unabashedly sexy pieces, staying true the the provocativeness we’ve come to expect from them. With names like Honeyryder and Octopussy conjuring images of iconic bond girls, the line features styles rise daringly high on the hips while others are cut dangerously […] Read more…

Cedella Marley’s Beauty Secrets

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Social media has no doubt made us a bit more than curious about the lives of others, and with this have come a slew of websites that play into our voyeurism. One of our favourites, Into the Gloss takes us into the bathrooms of everyone from fashion’s global elite to a Kardashian. While we enjoy virtually […] Read more…

Desginer Talk|James Black, Yahdie Conscious

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From heritage labels like Meiling to newcomers like CLD, the Caribbean has an impressive selection of designers. In this new series Designer Talk, we highlight the ones who grab our attention the most.  Yahdie Conscious designer James Black skillfully weaves together the irreverence of Jamaica’s 90s dancehall culture with the island’s laid-back attitude to create modern […] Read more…

Shop Caribbean Fashion Week 2014 online

Shop Caribbean Fashion Online

  The biggest hinderances to Caribbean designers trying to expand their reach are often production and distribution. The organizers of Caribbean Fashion Week are looking to change the latter with e-commerce. The new project, shopcaribbeanfashion.com will launch the opening night of CFW 2014 (June11-16) and will enable users to shop the collections being shown during that […] Read more…

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