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Thirty-Six Designers to Showcase at Islands of the World Fashion Week

8/25/2008 12:00:00 AM

Nassau, Bahamas: 25th August, 2008. Mode Îles, Ltd., organizer of Islands of the World Fashion Week, has announced the names of the designers committed, to-date, to present their creations at the premiere of the event scheduled for the 5th – 8th November at the historic British Colonial Hilton and the Atlantis Resort.

The designers, creators of both garments and accessories, will showcase their fashions on the catwalks during the four days of the event. Both new and established designers will present styles ranging from couture to casual, bridalwear, sports, swimwear, and ready-to-wear. Arianne Etuk, Chief Operations Officer and spokesperson for the organizers, noted that “these designers represent thirteen island states, each with its unique culture and fashion perspective. The event will truly be a mosaic of cultures and fashions, and promises to be very illuminating.”

The list of designers is as follows:

DESIGNER  COUNTRY STYLE 
 Álida Gutiérrez  Cuba  Couture, Prêt-à-Porter
 Analú  Cuba  Couture, Casual, Sports
 Apryl Weech  The Bahamas  Couture, Prêt-à-Porter, Casual 
 Bula Pride  Fiji  Couture, Casual
 Cabe Creations  Fiji  Prêt-à-Porter
 Carlos Valentino  The Bahamas  Couture, Prêt-à-Porter, Accessories
 Carmen Fiol  Cuba  Couture, Prêt-à-Porter, Casual
 Christine Demeritte  The Bahamas  Couture
 Deb E Barbour  St. Vincent & the Grenadines  Bridalwear, Couture
 Elements                          The Bahamas      Accessories
 Eric Raisina          Madagascar      Couture, Prêt-à-Porter
 Four Seasons Colonade  Barbados  Couture, Accessories
 Garfi Designs  The Bahamas  Couture, Casual, Sports, Swimwear
 Harl Taylor Bag  The Bahamas  Accessories
 Heather Jones Designs  Trinidad & Tobago  Prêt-à-Porter, Casual, Swimwear
 House of St. John  The Bahamas  Couture, Prêt-à-Porter, Casual
 Kimmystic.Clo  St. Vincent & the Grenadines  Prêt-à-Porter
 Kimya Glasgow  St. Vincent & the Grenadines  Prêt-à-Porter
 Kuumba Designs  St. Lucia  Couture, Prêt-à-Porter, Casual
 La Bonne Vie Bahamas  The Bahamas  Couture, Prêt-à-Porter, Swimwear
 Lamaica Fashions  Jamaica  Couture, Prêt-à-Porter, Casual, Sports
 Lambert Ho  Fiji  Accessories
 Lisa Humes  The Bahamas  Couture, Swimwear
 Maria M. Fernandez  Dominican Republic  Couture
 Nadya  Indonesia  Prêt-à-Porter
 Natural Beats  St. Vincent & the Grenadines  Accessories
 Navazoé  Barbados  Accessories
 Opama Designs          The Bahamas  Accessories
 Poshellé  St. Vincent & the Grenadines  Couture, Prêt-à-Porter
 Rosie Semisi          Fiji  Couture, Prêt-à-Porter
 Sea, Sex, Sun by David Andre  Haiti  Casual, Swimwear
 Shaun Griffith Perez  Designs  Trinidad & Tobago  Prêt-à-Porter
 Soka  St. Vincent & the Grenadines  Couture, Prêt-à-Porter 
 Tami B Designs  St. Vincent & the Grenadines  Swimwear
 Trèfle  British Virgin Islands  Swimwear
 Van Der Vlugt Trinidad & Tobago  Couture, Prêt-à-Porter

The designers will be joined by three international guest designers who will also be presenting their collections. Peter Ingwersen of NOIR Illuminati II out of Denmark, a leader in the world of eco-fashion, will showcase his designs during the Opening Reception. Nick Verreos of Nikolaki, a star designer from the American fashion reality series “Project Runway”, will have a special showing of his collection, and will also lead a discussion on trends and the fashion industry for the presenting designers and interested members of the public. Kevan Hall, designer to some of the most-noted movie stars and celebrities out of Hollywood, will end the event with a presentation of his collection at the Closing Reception.

For further information, please contact either Ms. Arianne Etuk at aetuk@islandsfashionweek.com or Ms. Rekenya Dean at rdean@islandsfashionweek.com or via telephone # 242-356-6133.
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