Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bahamas:17 designers to hit IWFW 2010 Runway


17 designers to hit IWFW 2010 Runway

The third edition of the award-winning Islands of the World Fashion Week will continue the legacy of introducing stunning creations from both established designers and novices in the spectacular setting of The Bahamas. The three-day event will take place November 11–13 at the British Colonial Hilton, Nassau, The Bahamas.

Nassau, Bahamas: In two days, the runway of "Islands of the World Fashion Week" returns to the Bahamas for its third annual parade of fashions from island nations across the globe. This year's event will feature 17 designers from over 6 different island nations including the Philippines, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos. Joining the lineup of island based designers will be famed international designers Jay McCarroll; Season 1 winner of "Project Runway", Oliver Tolentino; L.A. based Filipino designer known as the "Valentino" of the Philippines and celebrity designer and winner of VH1's "Glam God"; Indashio.

As the rest of the fashion world pays homage to Haiti after the recent devastation, IWFW has invited 7 designers from the island to participate in the "Fashion Cares for Haiti: The Relief Benefit Fashion Show". This special runway show will not only display the talents of the islanders, but also expose the potential of the economic growth of the fashion industry within their country. This event which will host Haitian dignitaries and the designer delegates, will take place on Saturday 13th November, 2010 at 7:00pm.

Since its inception, IWFW's presence has grown significantly the fashion world, particularly since the introduction of the newly created "Islands of the World Fashion Tour". The tour which took IWFW 2009 award-winning designers through El Paseo, Chicago and Miami, will conclude the on the opening runway of IWFW 2010.

Mode ГЋles Ltd, producers of IWFW, are also pleased to announce a new award category, "In Search of the Next Oscar"; a competition that will select the designer capable of following in the footsteps of fellow islander Oscar de la Renta (Dominican Republic), to create a captivating "red carpet" collection. This anticipated segment will be hosted by popular television/fashion celebrity Nick Verreos and will include designers from Turks &Caicos, Dominican Republic and Trinidad & Tobago.

Sponsoring this year's event is King's Realty, Ministry of Tourism, The Montaque Group, American Airlines, British Colonial Hilton and CDM Beauty Division. 

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