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Caribbean Fashion Week 2012

Fashion Week in Jamaica, West Indies got on their way Thursday when the kick off for Caribbean Fashion Week and the events which has brought together many international stars to make sure this year’s topical celebration of fashion  week tops all the rest. The premier event was held at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston, Jamaica. Bold colors and flowing fabrics were showcased on the long runway and the list of designers at the show was massive. Debra Hill of Locstafari, Earl Turner of Biggy Womenswear, Ashley Martin of Attitude, Rhonda Tracey of China Doll, Brigid and Jason Lawson of Mushroom Swimwear, Keneea Linton, and Shaun Griffith of Raang, plus designers from Haiti, Trinidad, Dominican Republic, the U.S., Europe and Africa all came together for the first show on Thursday night for Caribbean Fashion Week. This has officially marked the 11th year that Caribbean Fashion Week has provided a show case for Caribbean and international fashion week designers, supermodels, and even music artists. The massive event was a magnet for the media as major networks from all over the globe were present on the night of the premier. Vogue U.K, Fashion TV Paris, the Associated Press, Black Entertainment Television (BET), Women’s Entertainment (WE TV), the New York Times, BBC and more all showed up to get a glimpse of the latest international fashion trends. On top of major networks and fashion week designers, the list of celebrities in attendance was also quite extensive. Actress Nia Long was present along with singer Kelly Rowland, rapper Eve, actress Vanessa Williams, and reggae music producer Lee Scratch Perry. The show was produced by Pulse Investments Ltd., an entertainment company that has spent more than 30 years in the fashion, music, and modeling industries. The premier show was an exceptional breakthrough for the winner of Pulse’s Caribbean Model Search, Oraine Barrett. The young beauty from St. Elizabeth, Jamaica is now currently modeling for Ralph Lauren’s Polo brand. Grammy winner Estelle was thrilled be to be performing at the internationally acclaimed fashion week. “Ever since I read about [the event] in SHE Caribbean, I have wanted to come to see some of the fashion the Caribbean Fashion Week has to offer,” Estelle tweeted in anticipation of the fashion week event. June 11th will be the final night for Caribbean Fashion Week in Kingston, Jamaica. :: ©ourtesy of atlantablackstar.com


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