Ms. Arianne Etuk, Chief Operations Officer and spokesperson for Mode Iles, Ltd., stated that “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles affords us an opportunity to actively promote the Nassau event to a targeted audience of stakeholders and interested persons in the Fashion industry. This is the first time that we have taken the step of working with an organizer of another event to highlight our own affair. This will prove invaluable in achieving several objectives of Islands of the World Fashion Week, namely: gaining significant international exposure for designers presenting at our event, and allowing us to speak further with and view the work of designers presenting their fashions in Los Angeles who have expressed an interest in also showcasing in Nassau.”
Mode Îles, Ltd. is an affiliate of The Montaque Group, a diversified financial services operation with interest in film finance and production.
Owen Bethel, President of The Montaque Group, indicated that the presence of the organizers of Islands of the World Fashion Week at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles is “significant as it allows us to effectively expose Islands of the World Fashion Week to the trade. It also provides the advantage of combining the worlds of film and fashion, bringing greater value and exposure to the related arms of The Montaque Group. This synergy will be leveraged to draw both attention to and attendance at the Islands of the World Fashion Week. Tomas Frenes, Executive Producer of Islands of the World Fashion Week and Arianne Etuk, Chief Operations Offices of Mode Îles will represent the organization in Los Angeles.”