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Caribbean appeal

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Caribbean appeal

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Last Friday night was full of fiesty fashion highlighting pieces that were fun and flirty from mainly local designers.
It was all part of the BB Fashion Week which came off at the Kensington Oval Warehouse.
Friday was Glam Night and the fashions of the evening told the stories as designer after designer showcased pieces that lived up to the theme of the night.
Starting an hour late, with lulls in between the showings, the show saw a very modest turnout.
The night saw designs from Kenneth Barlis of the Philippines and the United States, Courtney McIntosh of The Bahamas, and Joan White, Brandi Estwick and Kesia Estwick of Barbados.
First on the runway were designs from Barlis, who started with sombre colours but then threw in splashes of red and even copper tones. The use of tiers, ruffles and shells featured prominently in his designs.
McIntosh was a little more edgy with racy swimsuit designs that got some “oohs and ahhs” from the audience.
White, who started the local parade, flirted with very feminine designs. Her love for lace and the plunging backline, as well as softer colours like pinks and greens, were a hit.
Brandi left fashion lovers wanting more with the very few designs she showcased. Though a small collection, this young up and coming designer packed a punch with her dazzling black and white collection.
Kesia was the hit of the evening. She showcased two designs, one of them young, flirty and playful, which she dubbed Kiss A Girl; the other was for the more mature. In both, the use of a big bold cross featured prominently.
Both designs were fun but still functional and, to much applause, the models rocked every single outfit. (CM)