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Ten Days to the Fashion Event of the Year

Ten Days to the Fashion Event of the Year

10/27/2008 12:00:00 AM

Nassau, Bahamas. 27th October, 2008: The world of fashion will never be the same again as the combined force, creativity and dynamism of 38 designers from 12 island nations around the globe and 4 guest designers converge on Nassau and Paradise Island in The Bahamas for the premiere of Islands of the World Fashion Week. Commencing on 5th November the catwalks at the historic British Colonial Hilton and the world-renowned Atlantis Resort will be buzzing with models strutting couture, ready-to-wear, resort, swimwear, and accessories designs from Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Fiji, Haiti, Indonesia, Jamaica, Madagascar, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, and The Bahamas. Also showcasing their designs will be Peter Ingwersen of NOIR Illuminati II from Denmark, Nick Verreos of Nikolaki from the USA, Kevan Hall of Kevan Hall Collection from the USA, and Kenneth Cole from the USA who will receive the Humanitarian Designer Award.

Buyers and agents from boutiques and major clothing stores in the USA and Japan have registered to attend, looking for that unique and attention-grabbing collection to acquire.
Over 30 fashion editors, journalists, television crews and fashion photographers from media houses such as Fashion TV (Paris), Entertainment Tonight-Canada, The Fashion Daily, Vibe Magazine, Essence, Giant, Caribbean Today, Factio, Ocean Style Magazine, WGSN, Whatswear.com, BahamasWeekly.com, and runwaynews.com will cover the event.

The event, endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO), will promote cultural diversity and dialogue, and draw attention to such global issues as the environment and climate change, the education of youth on HIV/AIDS, and poverty alleviation. Participating designers will each present a design which has embraced environmentally friendly processes or addresses global social issues, and a design which reflects cultural influences.

Join us for the fashion experience of the year!
Registration and tickets are available online at www.islandsfashionweek.com or at the box office.

For further information contact Arianne Etuk at aetuk@islandsfashionweek.com or Rekenya Dean at rdean@islandsfashionweek.com or telephone number +1-242-356-6133.

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