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Islands of the World Fashion Showcase To Pay Tribute to Jackson Burnside III
2/8/2012 12:30:24 AM
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Mode Îles Ltd extends Holiday Wishes!
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11/7/2009 12:00:00 AM
By Aneka Stewart
Nassau, Bahamas -- Sharp cuts, fun hues, long lines, bold shoes!
Sheer tops, odd shapes, cool briefs, straight face!
It’s the second night of the second season of Islands of the World Fashion Week and versatile, Jamaican designer, K- Bobby is in full gear to showcase his designs.
The packed room kept their eyes glued on the runway as muscular men emerged from the curtains decked out in eco-friendly Burlap reflecting full length slacks and edgy vests. Up next was a collection of easy fitting briefs in basic shades like grey and brown topped with relaxing marinas. This was not only a showcase of basics but a collection of everything from swim wear to evening wear.
K- Bobby knows his stuff!
Surfacing from St. Catherine, Jamaica, K- Bobby knew design was his calling at the tender age twelve as he designed and constructed gowns for brides, bride’s maids, beauty queens, grooms and groomsmen. There is not doubt that he knows both a male and female body.
Up next was a collection of mismatched cotton button downs paired with dark denims and bossin’ shoes. Horizontal and vertical lines added much character to these pieces.
Speaking of characters, touches of camouflage, floral, African embellishments, satin and suede were evident in K- Bobby’s designs.
‘K- Bobby has a passion for fashion. He is always flooded with ideas for designs and that’s why there are so many different styles in his collection,’ said Mauva Gacitua, stylist and publicist for K-Bobby Couture.
And indeed she was right on! His designs were way outside the box. There were well fitted pants with fringed hems, high waist bands, vests, uneven skirt hems and layered tanks. K- Bobby definitely has a drive and motivation for making great clothes.
Claiming the stage next was dangerous animal prints. Blue leopard print and classic brown leopard stood out on those loose fitting button downs that hung on the bodies of those buff models.
Details! Details! Details! K- Bobby used oversize shinny pins to hold together Burlap two pieces and skirts. Whether being added to the sides of skirts or neatly placed at the bust, it was a winner and most certainly a focal point.
Just when you thought Bobby’s horizontal and vertical lines, meshed with shinny pins on eco-friendly fabrics was enough of a surprise, he wows the crowd with something reminiscent of his native Jamaica: a saturated lime green strapless joined to a sunny yellow mini- skirt. Those mini- skirts were also presented in unleveled, spunky layers to add some fun and excitement to the line.
It has been more than ten models in and Bobby keeps at it with a surprising gown collection. Beautiful bronze, fresh pink and bold black on shimmering silk was of a pleasant surprise. Models strutted their way down the runway clad in evening gowns that demanded the attention of the audience and more so, the attention of anyone that may hear about it.
Fashion is about self expression and innovative ideas. It is about seeing beyond what others had seen and creating a medium for others to view it in a different light. Fashion is pulling out the ideas from your ever changing imagination and translating it on a canvas. K- Bobby has expressed himself. He had innovative and daring ideas and without a doubt, he brought those ideas to light on the runway.(Check out our press gallery for photos of last night's event.)
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IWFW local designer competition: “Runway to Fashion Week”
9/29/2010 12:59:16 AM
Nassau, Bahamas: With less than two months away until the biggest runway show to hit the Bahamian shores, Mode Iles Ltd, producers of the award-winning Islands of the World Fashion Week (IWFW), have created a designer competition for novice designers based in The Bahamas. The competition; “Runway to Fashion Week”, loosely based on America’s “Project Runway”, was created to involve local novice designers and gradually expose their talent to a larger market. The event will take place on October 3rd beginning at 5pm at Mario's Bowling and Entertainment Palace.
IWFW 2010 Announces International Guest Designers
9/21/2010 10:51:17 AM
Nassau, Bahamas: Mode Îles Ltd., organizers of the award-winning Islands of the World Fashion Week (IWFW), announced that the two International Guest Designers selected to present creations from their Spring/Summer 2011 Collection at the event are Jay McCarroll and Oliver Tolentino. IWFW will take place November 11th – 13th at the British Colonial Hilton. Jay McCarroll has distinguished himself as a talented designer as he became the first winner of the popular American reality series, Project Runway. He has gone on to become a celebrity designer, and has starred in the documentary feature film “Eleven Minutes” which recounts his rise to fame.
IWFW Designers of the Runway 2010
9/13/2010 3:39:28 PM
Nassau, Bahamas: Mode Iles, producers of the acclaimed “Islands of the World Fashion Week”, today announce the designer lineup for the IWFW 2010 show in November 11-13, to be held at The British Colonial Hilton. Including guest designers from the popular American television series, “Project Runway”, 18 talented, island-based designers, representing 9 island nations, will take to the runway in this year’s event.
Islands of the World Fashion Tour A Smash Hit In Chicago
8/23/2010 11:16:00 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - 23rd August, 2010: Islands of the World Fashion Tour, the most recent off-shoot of Islands of the World Fashion Week, made its second cross-country (USA) stop in the windy city, Chicago. The show, executed to a full capacity house of 300 persons, took place at the chic Loft on Lake facility in the renowned West Loop
Islands of the World Fashion Week Designer Call
7/19/2010 11:10:00 AM
Nassau, Bahamas: Mode Îles, Ltd., organizers of the award-winning event, Islands of the World Fashion Week, is announcing the third edition of their spectacular showcase of established and novice designers to the world's stage. The event will take place on November 11th- 13th in Nassau, Bahamas, exposing island-based designers to the international media and prospective buyer markets. This year promises to be even more beneficial to our potential designers as we've added a televised special/series, which will focus on the designers and events surrounding IWFW. The special will comprise of three segments, which will run parallel to the main event:
Islands of the World Fashion Tour: Chicago
7/15/2010 11:06:00 AM
Nassau, Bahamas: Mode Iles Ltd., organizers of the award-winning "Islands of the World Fashion Week", announces the second city of it's Islands of the World Fashion Tour: Chicago. With the success of the tour that commenced at the El Paseo Fashion Week in Palm Springs, California, in March of this year, President of Mode Iles, Owen Bethel is thrilled to once again showcase talent from island nations to the key populace of the fashion world.
Islands of the World Fashion Tour Takes The Desert By Storm
4/19/2010 11:00:00 AM
Nassau, Bahamas: On Wednesday, 24th March, 2010, the tent of Fashion Week El Paseo in Palm Desert, California, became the focal point for an explosion of multi-cultural expression as four award-winning designers from Islands of the World Fashion Week presented their creations to a standing room only audience.
Islands of the World Fashion Week On Tour in 2010
3/11/2010 10:55:00 AM
Nassau, Bahamas: Mode Iles Ltd., organizers of the award-winning Islands of the World Fashion Week, announced that this year an additional feature of the initiative to promote designers from islands around the world and expose them to major international media and markets will be the launch of "Islands of the World Fashion Tour", commencing with a runway show stop at Fashion Week El Paseo in Palm Springs, California
Kendrick Kemp To Represent The Bahamas At Mr. World Competition in South Korea
3/3/2010 10:44:00 AM
Nassau, Bahamas: Kendrick David Kemp, the winner of the Male Model Muse Competition at the Islands of the World Fashion Week held in November, 2009, has been selected by the Miss World Bahamas organizers to represent The Bahamas at the Mr. World Competition scheduled to be held on Saturday, 27th March, in Incheon, South Korea. Mr. Kemp leaves The Bahamas for South Korea on 11th March to prepare for the final and participate in a number of preliminary events
Grenada, Haiti, Madagascar, Trinidad and The Bahamas are big winners at IWFW 2009
11/8/2009 12:00:00 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -- Though all the designers came to Islands of the World Fashion Week (IWFW) to flaunt their collections, their creativity was also put to the test as they all vied for four awards during the event. The four categories included Sustainable Eco-Fashion, Culture and Fashion, NextGen Designer, Humanitarian Designer, and four Seals of Excellence.
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