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"Runway to Fashion Week" winner to join IWFW 2010 Designer Line-Up

"Runway to Fashion Week" winner to join IWFW 2010 Designer Line-Up

10/6/2010 1:21:42 AM
Nassau, Bahamas: The “Islands of the World Fashion Week” 2010 season is officially underway! On Sunday, October 3rd, scores of fashion spectators were engaged in the excitement and allure of the Mode Îles Ltd. produced, “Runway to Fashion Week”. This highly anticipated event, loosely based on American reality series “Project Runway”, was designed to engage and expose novice Bahamian designers to the wider fashion community; both locally and internationally. With 5 talented designers eager to win the coveted “top designer” title, only one emerged victorious!

The winner of Sunday's rigorous two rounds of competition was 26 year old Mr. Theodore Elyett. His showcase of vibrant and colorful garments inspired by American celebrity Solange Knowles, were a definite crowd pleaser. Though his muse was the pop singer and actress, he says his true inspiration came from God. “I would have to call this the God collection because it's only through him, that I am presenting my talents today. There were many times I wanted to give up but it was God that saw me through to the end.”

Elyett will now have to produce a 5-10 piece collection, with fabric courtesy of Bahama Handprints to be showcased at “Islands of the World Fashion Week” 2010 in November 11-13, amongst other established designers from countries like Jamaica, Madagascar, Dominican Republic and Haiti. More notably, Elyett has the opportunity to fine tune his designing skills with the “Harl Taylor Fashion Scholarship” to attend “Parsons the New School for Design”, in New York City.

Other participating designers included Rudolph Brown Jr., Treneil Hanna, Gloria Whymns and Katherine Booth. Each designer displayed a three to five piece collection follow by one cultural piece that was indicative of the Bahamian culture.


The judging panel included fashion designer and textile expert, Pamela Burnside, fashion designer Percy Wallace and fashion columnist and stylist, Tyrina Neely. The competition was hosted by Island 102.9 FM's morning news anchor and “Da Mornin’ Boil” co-host, Danielle Anusiem.


For more information, please contact Mr. Kedar Clarke at kclarke@islandsfashionweek.com or telephone 1-242-356-6133. You can also visit the website: www.islandsfashionweek.com

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Nassau, Bahamas: Fashion aficionados and Islands of the World Fashion Week fans within the Caribbean and South Florida region can rejoice, as they will be granted access to front-row seats of the three day runway extravaganza! Mode Îles Ltd, producers of the internationally acclaimed IWFW event produced a 30 minute Television Special which gives an in-depth and entertaining views of the runway showcase. Designers and event organizers share the commentating of the TV special, as cameras take viewers through the pre-happenings backstage and the show’s runway. Popular American television personality and celebrity designer Nick Verreos, plays host to this year’s event and shares with the viewers, his take on IWFW as a past international guest designer. The event which was held in the Bahamas on November 11th-13th, 2010 featured international designers Jay McCarroll (U.S.A.), INDASHIO (U.S.A.), Oliver Tolentino (Philippines) and island-based designers from Haiti, The Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. In an effort to increase the popularity of Islands of the World Fashion Week, Mode Îles Ltd has partnered with CabribVision to air the fashion event internationally. On Saturday 18th December, at 7.00 p.m. and again on Sunday, 19th December, at 3.00 p.m, viewers will have the opportunity to tune in and catch the “Islands of the World Fashion Week Television Special” through their cable provider on the Caribvision network. Happy Holidays from Mode Îles Ltd For more information contact Mr. Kedar Clarke at 242-356-6133 or kclarke@islandsfashionweek.com. Please visit us at www.islandsfashionweek.com or become a friend on facebook “ISLANDS OF THE WORLD FASHION WEEK”.