Thursday

A Caribbean Affair At Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger Carribean Inspired Spring Summer 2016
Tommy Hilfiger Carribean Inspired Spring Summer 2016

Tommy Hilfiger Carribean Inspired Spring Summer 2016

Tommy Hilfiger Carribean Inspired Spring Summer 2016

Tommy Hilfiger Carribean Inspired Spring Summer 2016

Tommy Hilfiger Carribean Inspired Spring Summer 2016

Tommy Hilfiger Carribean Inspired Spring Summer 2016
Tommy Hilfiger Carribean Inspired Spring Summer 2016


Saturday

Novis and Sacai Designs Inspired by Uganda's Kikoy fabrics

Novis
Pre Spring Summer 2016
Sacai Spring Summer 2016
Sacai Spring Summer 2016

                       

Sacai
Spring Summer 2016
Sacai Spring Summer 2016

Kikoy- the versatile multi coloured striped fabric from Uganda, has been experiencing a renaissance for a while, mainly attributed to its versatility. You will find it on clothes with a global appeal and also used as an underlying fabric on dresses, shirts and even handbags. A fashion statement in its own right, major designers from Paris Fashion Week to Tokyo Fashion week are taking inspiration from a fabric once limited to traditional ceremonies and Traditional dance troupes. Take a look at these designs by Novis and  Japanese brand Sacai.
Novis Designs Inspired by Uganda's Kikoy

Novis Designs Inspired by Uganda's Kikoy
Novis Designs Inspired by Uganda's Kikoy
Novis
Pre Spring Summer 2016

Kikoy fabric dates back to the first century AD, originally worn by Arab traders. Kikoy is weaved from long strand organic cotton sourced from Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. In western Uganda, Kikoy replaced animal skins that were part of traditional wear. Traditionally it was worn with a short dress or as a wrap or *shuuka in Ankole. It was also worn underneath the *gomesi.

Eva Rogo-Leveniz NYC

Eve Rogo-Levenez
Le-ligisa
Kikoy Fabric
Modern Day Uganda Traditional Attire



Tuesday

Paint the Town in Style with Colour by Delia Alleyne

Delia Alleyne


The “Let’s Paint” women’s fashion collection created for spring summer 2016 offers a splash of colourful contrast against black silhouettes. Fashion Designer, Delia Alleyne introduced the collection during the September 2015 market week in New York City. The looks include rompers, jackets, funky trousers and that classic little black dress.
Delia Alleyne
Delia Alleyne
Delia Alleyne

The “Let’s Paint” collection is splashy, bold and is styled with a retro artist’s cap that makes the collection reminiscent of the psychedelic sixties. The applied fabrics range from nets to denim, to brocades as the paint splatter and appliqueing adds detail and an interesting design element to the collection.

Delia Alleyne


Painting is like a metaphor for life...”, explains Delia We are born as blank canvases waiting to be. Then moment by moment, stroke by stroke... We create life’s memories by applying one colourful moment in our life at a time.

Delia Alleyne


Delia, with her distinguished pink hairstyle, has a passion for colourful fashions. Residing in Trinidad and Tobago, Delia creates fashions tailored towards confident women. Her personal clients are bold about making a grand appearance during special occasions, nightlife hot spots and red carpet showcases. Delia is inspired by the many crafty artists who surround her Caribbean nation. She began her career designing fashion gowns for pageantry. Delia’s tenure at Trinidad’s Caribbean Academy of Fashion and Design school prepared her for a mentor ship working on costume design projects with the famed Caribbean couturier es Meiling Esau. Delia strives to bring an avant-garde genre of fashion design into ready-to-wear by applying unique design details, and using finer fabrics. Delia’s goal is for the “Let’s Paint” collection to become a luxuriant lifestyle brand that is recognised throughout the Caribbean.
Delia Alleyne
Delia Alleyne
PHOTO CREDITS: MR MELVERN ISAAC



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