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Runway News Review Islands of the World Fashion Week 2008

Runway News Review Islands of the World Fashion Week 2008

4/22/2009 12:00:00 AM

The Bahamas known for its beautiful beaches, breathtaking resorts, and cultural events hosts a premier fashion event on the island.



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Eye candy from ICandy left the IWFW runway blazing
Nassau, Bahamas -- If you were in the audience on the final night of Islands of The World Fashion Week, you may have seen the runway lit a fire as models took to the stage in gorgeous swimsuits, courtesy of ICandy Swimwear by Margo Gagatek.
b michael’s delivers a timeless flair at IWFW
Nassau, Bahamas -- A woman who wears b michael knows how to wear a basic dress and make it look glamorous. That said, let’s get back to basics shall we. What was fashion in the beginning? What will it be in the end? Perhaps these are unanswerable questions, but let’s just say that in the beginning fashion was sophisticated, elegant and classic. In the end, fashion will be just that, with a hint of b michael.
Signed, sealed and delivered! Murielle Leconte is Here
Nassau, Bahamas -- Hibiscus. Golden sunset. Sharp edges. Murielle Leconte’s fabulous garments, jewelry and clutches were nothing short of extraordinary. Born in Port- Au Prince, Haiti, Leconte craves fashion in any form. Designing everything from men, women and children’s clothing to handbags, jewelry, decorative pillows, paintings, scarves and tableware, she has made her mark on canvases in the fashion world.
Nassau, Bahamas -- Henry Nathanial Jackson is a master of design and fashion who has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood ranging from Angela Basset and Whoopi Goldberg to Oprah Winfrey. Known for creating elegance for full-figured women, Jackson’s designs hit the runway last on the second day of IWFW. The crowd waited anxiously for Jackson’s showcase and he surely did not disappoint. The crowd fell silent as the lights came up and the first model hit the runway. The music combined with the slow fortitude of the model’s movement captured everyone.
Sail the Seas with Hesani Cay
11/7/2009 12:00:00 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -- All aboard! The SS Hesani set sail on the second night of The Islands of the World Fashion Week (IWFW). With focal colors of red, blue, beige and gold, Hessani Cay’s collection was nothing short of nautical. Clean cut styles that were as fluid as the Bahamian tides took to the runway in everything from glittering swimsuits and striped racer backs to a trench coat and gown.
Leanne Marshall harnesses her architectural streak at IWFW
Nassau, Bahamas -- Stark bold architectural patterns meticulously stitched to form triangles, squares and structured ethereal dresses best describes the work of this year’s only female guest designer, Leanne Marshall.
Nassau, Bahamas -- Nothing embodied Grenadian flair and essence quite like Jessie-Ann Jessamy’s runway showcase. Her collection was full of bright summer style clothes that were unmistakably from the Caribbean.
Oh K-Bobby!
Oh K-Bobby!
11/7/2009 12:00:00 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -- Sharp cuts, fun hues, long lines, bold shoes! Sheer tops, odd shapes, cool briefs, straight face! It’s the second night of the second season of Islands of the World Fashion Week and versatile, Jamaican designer, K- Bobby is in full gear to showcase his designs.
Nassau, Bahamas -- The statement, “Toto, I don’t think we’re in The Bahamas anymore” could describe the feeling that designer, Darcel de Vlugt brought to the second edition of Islands of the World Fashion Week (IWFW). An enchanting choreography of ruched and ruffled dresses with dramatically staged struts resonated throughout de Vlugt’s collection, which was also part of the NextGen designer presentation.
Nassau, Bahamas -- When one thinks of fashion; coconuts and skeleton umbrellas do not come to mind. Neither do sea grapes, conch shells or sprinkles of white powder sand. In fact, you may be asking yourself, “What does that even have to do with fashion?”