In June, Pulse Global presented the 2019 edition of the Caribbean Fashion Week (CFW), in its creative city of Kingston, Jamaica. The fashion week was one of the biggest and grandest editions of the African and Caribbean fashion to date. Organised to expand and accelerate the Caribbean fashion to the fashionable world, the 18th installment took a collaborated twist this year with the intention to merge the expanding gap between Africa and the Caribbean booming fashion industries.
Did you know that some of the world’s most influential black fashion designers such as Fiona Compton (who has designed for Beyonce) are from the Caribbean? However, there’s not been much hype on them and on the fashion influence originating from this inspirational islands.
This year, Caribbean Fashion Week’s fashion contingent’s creations lit up as internationally known models strutted their stuff on the runway. Pulses raced when models Alicia Burke, Oraine Barrett, Zoe Griffith, Miqueal Williams, and Shalisha Stewart wore their pieces with style.
The designers featured this year included Claudia Pegus, Hope Wade, Meiling, Tokyo James & Uzuri (highlights shown below).
The fashion week was not only about the designers and the models, but also featured seminars, business networking brunches, a press conference, and several fashion and entertainment activities.
It’s worthy to note here the Caribbean is by far considered by the international fashion community as a natural location for trendy resort fashion, as was highlighted in 2019’s CFW.
As part of the celebrations, CFW event positively received a number of awards and was recognised by British Vogue as an “important new development in world fashion”.