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The October 31, 2010 Market vendor list is as follows:
Jewellery from Carol Jean Haslam
Vintage Mexican & Native American jewelery and healing stones from The Wanderer
Jewelery from Rebecca Issa & Natalia Collister
Mermaid's Tears by Andy Golding
Personalized Gifts & More
Kiddie portraits from Qstudioz
Delectable delights from Delicate Desserts
Mosaic designs from Liz McAdam
Clothing by Goddess
Photography from Howard Moo Young
Accessories from Firefly Boutique
Eyebrow threading and henna by Samena
Clothing & accessories from Sultry and Michelle's Closet
Seasoned peanuts from Ava Garon
My Elite Grocer
The Tryall Club
T-shirts from Jus Kool Collection
Clay pots from Stanley of Barbican Square
Fresh produce from Food Basket
Sundried tomatoes from EAT
Antiques by Faith
The one night only global extravaganza spearheaded by a cabal of Vogue editors, notably Fashion’s Night Out, takes place globally on Friday, September 10. The celebration of Fashion’s Night Out in Jamaica is organised by the Jamaica Observer and will see hundreds of stores in Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Portmore and Spanish Town remaining open from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, facilitating huge discounts, sales and special offerings. The global shopping spree occurs in 17 countries, and cities too numerous to mention. The fashion initiative, aims to “promote retail, restore consumer confidence, and celebrate fashion” according to Condé Nast, publishers of Vogue magazine and will take place at the same time in the United States, Australia, China, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Russia, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey and Jamaica. Last year, Fashion’s Night Out promised and delivered a five-hour respite from the doldrums of lacklustre sales and consumer reticence. Many retailers got more than they bargained for. Some had to implement last-minute control systems to filter the thousands who literally beat a path to their door on the promise of crazy bargains, sales galore and massive discounts, some as much as 75 per cent. Others sold out in a matter of moments.
Jamaica House 2012 will be celebrating Jamaica’s 50th year of independence with a special art exhibition titled ‘Art Jamaica in Fashion’ from Jamaican art curator Mrs. Theresa Roberts and fashion designer Sharmain Forde scheduled for Independence Day, Monday August 6th in the North Greenwich Arena, London.
The ‘Art Jamaica in Fashion’ show presents an exhibition of fashion inspired by art, staged by Art Jamaica in collaboration with Sharmain Forde Couture. The exhibition celebrates elements of Jamaican culture which are world class, but rarely exposed outside of Jamaica. Sharmain Forde has created 20 pieces each inspired by a different work in the Art Jamaica collection.
Jamaica House 2012, taking place from August 3 -12, is the official national house for the country in London and serves as the base of Jamaica’s National Olympic Committee. The initiative seeks to capture Brand Jamaica in every way when the eyes of the world are focused on Jamaica during the London 2012 Summer Olympics. With the addition of ‘Art Jamaica in Fashion’, Jamaica House will truly capture the island’s cultural entirety.
According to Theresa Roberts, particular emphasis was placed on choosing pieces of art that represented different eras in Jamaica's progress as an independent country for the creation of the collection. The result of this careful planning has resulted in an art and fashion show which joyfully celebrates and demonstrates Jamaica's rich post-colonial cultural heritage.
"I am honoured to have been given this wonderful opportunity by my country to showcase the best of Jamaican culture to the world,” Mrs. Roberts added.
Erice Reid is a mother of a wonderful six year-old, and a high school teacher in Philadelphia. She was born in Kingston, and migrated to Philadelphia to live with her parents at the age of eleven. "I've always had a love of art and culture, and was searching for a way to include these two "loves" in my life. Painting and designing has always been therapeutic for me. So, a year ago when my cousin complained that she found it challenging to find quality fashion accessories in Jamaica I decided to start my own jewelry line," Erice shared with Panache recently.
Her jewelry celebrates, and is inspired by the Jamaican, Caribbean and African culture. "This necklace is the first piece in my upcoming jewelry line, Erice Designs, and was designed in commemoration of Jamaica's 50th anniversary of Independence."
The necklace is rhodium plated enamel with a cz marking the capital; it is manufactured in a variety of colors (green, yellow, black), and is also available in gold plated, and silver.
Du’Look Jamaica takes on the CanJam Festival
Kingston, Jamaica: Du’ Look Jamaica is the island’s first fashion catalogue and will be making its way along with a 35 piece fashion collective to be shown at the CanJam Festival on Saturday, July 21, 2012. The CanJam festival is a fusion between Jamaican and Canadian culture and promise to highlight the best parts of these cultures existing side by side.
Miss Universe Jamaica 2012, Chantal Zaky was one of the three beauty queens represented in the inaugural issue of the Du'Look Jamaica Fashion Catalogue which will be released in August 2012.
of the most anticipated parts of the festival is the Jamaican Collective Fashion Show that will be featuring designers Uzuri International, Drenna Luna by Arlene Martin, House of Flayva by Yola Gray just to name a few. “The fashion show will be inspirational, exciting and cutting edge representing 'Out of many one people’, says Carone Fisher-Messado, CEO of Du’Jour Transform Ltd and organizer of the fashion show. She was quite elated to have yet another opportunity to show case Brand Jamaica Fashion on an international stage. “As a nation we may be very small one might even say a dot on the map, but we have been very influential over the last 50 years, we now need to use that influence to make a positive impact on lives of Jamaicans.”
18th July 2012, London, England – On Saturday 4th August, a selection of hand picked exceptional Caribbean designers will present their collections as part of the Fashion Engage series of events sponsored by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export).
The fashion showcase serves as the opening of Caribbean Export’s Grosvenor presence and its involvement in the African Caribbean Business Expo in London.
Following on from the highly successful Caribbean Collections London Fashion Week debut in February 2012, seven designers have been selected to highlight the region’s flourishing fashion talent. Showcasing designers include Phelicia Dell of Haiti whose range of handbags were chosen by Diane Von Furstenburg to be sold across her global chain of stores, Trinidadian designer Meiling, who has worked closely on a number of successful projects with Emmy Award-winning costume designer Peter Minshall, Jamaican designer Arlene Martin whose designs have been worn by Jamaican supermodel and American Vogue favourite Jaunel McKenzie, Haitian designer David André, Guyanese designer Sonia Noel, Luxury Suriname Jewelry brand Atelier Doré and Trinidadian jewellery designer Kirie Bain.
Olympic Uniforms: The Best, the Worst, and the Just Plain Weird ...JAMAICA Among the Best In The World!Written by TIME.com
Members of the Turks and Caicos Brass Band will soon parade in new uniform designed and made locally by the country’s own fashion label; Saint George Fashion House (SGFH) by Kazz Forbes.
Kazz Forbes; Principal Designer and Proprietor of Saint George Fashion House--Photo: SGFH
Elery James, administrative executive and public relations officer tells, “Having the country’s number one Brass Band uniform designed by the country’s number one designer speaks volume of our modernization and approach to representing the Turks & Caicos Island both locally and internationally.
The Turks & Caicos Brass Band will continue to incorporate the country’s flag colors in all of our uniforms, but this time in a sleek, classic and youthful look as appose to the traditional band uniform. Again, we are eternally grateful and look forward with great anticipation and excitement to parading these uniforms with National Pride.”
New Mission Catwalk Winner heading to London Fashion Week
Twenty eight year-old Cross Roads Jamaica resident Gregory Williams is the mission Catwalk Season 2 winner and will be heading to London Fashion Week later this year as part of his wining package valued at $3 million dollars.
The designer, who won one prior challenge on the show, had a tearful reaction to the announcement made on Tuesday’s finale episode.
“When I heard my name, I couldn’t help it. This was a competition and I had worked hard so it was just a relief to get to the end.”
He was judged on 12 looks he presented at Caribbean Fashion Week (CFW) 2012 on June 8. Though he has a penchant for high fashion, Gregory made a strong effort to present ready-to-wear pieces.
For Novia McDonald-Whyte Jamaica Observer lifestyle editor, “Gregory got the nod at the end of the day because he is truly a designer! One who’s not only capable of thinking outside the proverbial box, but one who makes a woman crave his designs.” aptly summing up the views of fellow judges Keneea Linton-George host and executive-producer of the series and menswear designer Carlton Brown.