Published On: Thu, Jul 10th, 2014

Caribbean designer online shop officially opens at Caribbean Fashionweek 2014

Caribbean FashionweekThe official opening of new online fashion site was announced at this year’s prestigious Caribbean Fashionweek event last month.

The launch allows international fashion lovers based in the UK & USA to purchase directly from the catwalk online via the website, supporting talented Caribbean designers in the process.

Sporting collections from an array of premier Caribbean designers including Meiling, lauded for her timeless pieces and intricate detail, and Mutamba renowned for merging the colourful beauty of Africa with chic evening and beach ware, represents a lifeline for women who want refreshingly original fashion.

The launch of the E-commerce store which Founder Kingsley Cooper described as “an organic evolution of Caribbean Fashionweek” allows Caribbean designers to monetise their creativity and export to the UK & USA creating a positive social and economic impact within the Caribbean diaspora in the process. International media including Italian Vogue, Daily Express and Essence Magazine were present to celebrate and support the opening.

Aside from the launch of Caribbean Fashionweek highlights included Reggae icon Maxi Priest entertaining the crowd with a 45-minute set, and Cedella Marley’s presentation of her ‘Marley Apparel’ collection. Bob’s eldest daughter Cedella Marley, designs Marley Apparel - a collection embodying Marley’s passion for life in the studio and on the soccer field.

Caribbean Fashionweek also played host to the 2014 business forum, with forum Panelists including UK PR expert Jessica Huie from JH Public Relations, international brand specialist Kubi Springer from, Peta-Gay Miller from Jamaica National Bank, Cultural Commentator Rozan Ahmed and the esteemed Professor Carolyn Cooper. The annual forum was geared toward helping fashion designers and creative entrepreneurs to monetize their talent and create commercially viable businesses.

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