CARIBBEAN Fashionweek (CFW) night one featured an impressive showing of textures, tones and creations by designers spanning the Caribbean to Lagos, Nigeria.

It was held at Villa Ronai in Stony Hill, St Andrew, on Saturday night.

Kingsley Cooper, CEO of Pulse and event conceptualizer, said he was pleased with the collections on show.

“I am very happy! It’s 40 years for us in fashion, and to still get something that elicits an emotional response, and really moves you after such a long time, it is such a great thing. Tonight I was really moved by the presentations, and I am thrilled, absolutely thrilled!” he told the Jamaica Observer.

Designs from Claudia Pegus were the first to hit the catwalk. Her elaborate use of fabric and embroidery were hard to miss; as her collection featured a number of bold garments and statement pieces. The large, printed hats accessorising the clothing were definitely head turners.

Nigerian Mai Atafo’s collection closed the show on a high note. With beautiful, bold colours and vibrant fabrics, his pieces exuded modern glamour coupled with comfort

He shared his inspiration with the Observer.


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