Last November, I went to the Strut II runway show put on by Traits Model Management in Guyana. I saw a plethora of Guyanese designers and a Caribbean designer and fell in love with one skirt in specific. It was this black floral skirt by gown and carnival costume designer – Randy Madray.Read More
We’ve previously had a virtual chat here with the designer behind the MisimBeachBabe swimwear brand who is now also a carnival costume designer. Today, we are catching up with her because there has been a lot of new developments since we last spoke.
Today, I am sharing the 2017 gift list edition of my currently coveting list. If you’re looking for gift ideas for your ma, sister, girlfriend, then one of these might be a good idea. They would all make me happy if I opened a gift and found one of these on Christmas morning.
Our latest virtual sit down is with Isy Obi, the designer behind the fashion brand Isy B from the Cayman Islands. We’ve teamed up with the line to host a giveaway, just keep on reading to find out how. So without further ado, let me introduce you…
What sparked your interest in fashion design? I’ve always loved design; my mother was a fashion designer and she was taught by her mother, so it definitely runs in the family.
How do you gather your inspiration, and what does your design process look like? I love to travel and no matter where I go I’m always taking in information on colours, shapes and textures. Nature is my greatest inspiration when it comes to finding balance in color. I also find inspiration in observing women. I love to see women in their element and when I design that’s how I want them to feel in my clothes. Special.
Every season we start with a concept and our colors, prints and the final styles are created from that concept. This season the concept was Caribbean Mermaid.
Chen Burkett New York is a line by an Antiguan born designer now living in the big Apple. There was a sale a few weeks ago that landed the CBNY brand on my radar. The volume and bright colors of the skirts had me wanting to be rocking one! Here are a few of my favorites.