8th July 2014
The brainchild of Kingsley Cooper CEO of Pulse, a fashion and entertainment company powering both the fashion and modelling industries in the Caribbean, the annual event has grown from strength to strength.
It now has a strong A-lister FROW following including the likes of Kelly Rowland and Hollywood actress Nia Long who have attended in previous years.
Womenswear was the main theme of the runway shows with a sprinkling of menswear to complement the key looks, as seen in the preppy-themed show of Jamaican designer Barry Moncrieff.
A total of 30 designers displayed their collections over the three day event.
My key favourites were the retro prints of UK designer Alicia Mullings. Her elegant shift dress and soft tailoring were a perfect fusion, working well as a day-to-night outfit if upgraded with accessories of a statement necklace and high-heeled sandal. The three day event oozed both local and international talent from as far a field as Italy.
The CFW experience was a colourful carnival of must-have delights, made only better by the warm hearted and laid back charm of the island – in contrast to the cold cobbles and rain of London Fashion Week.