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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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Style after Life… Forever Harl Taylor shows out at IWFW
Nassau, Bahamas -- Yves Saint Laurent’s quote, “Fashions fade, style is eternal” rang true at the Saturday evening revealing of the Harl Taylor BAG collection at Islands of the World Fashion Week (IWFW). The amazing display of 34 bags, including five of his signature HIV/AIDS and Pink for the CURE bags, floated down the runway and dazzled a packed ballroom.
Eric Raisina: The True Malagasy Progeny
Nassau, Bahamas -- Malagasy designer Eric Raisina made his Islands of the World Fashion Week debut the final night of the three-day international event mixing dark colored, form-fitting dresses and ethereal pieces in one colorful and mesmerizing showcase. The designer, whose “silk fur” fabrics and “African lace” are highly sought after by design houses Christian Lacroix, Yves Saint Laurent and other Parisian fashion houses, is best known for his textile designs of bold colored fabrics which he masterfully crafted in pieces that classily accentuated the femininity of each of his models.
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.