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Going through the second week

I had not gotten much illustrating done this week, I should have some more to add before my next post though, I will just mention some of the places that I have been looking at and a couple of the tools that have been great towards helping me get more into drawing. Looking at other artists…

This process will require me to lengthen my pace to get the best out of it!

Digital sketching the marathon

How it started For several years I have dreamed of owning my own cintiq tablet. Working digitally has been a dream of mine. I love the idea of quickly creating work on the computer and I just like the idea of working quickly period. So at the beginning of 2015 I decided I would get…

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An issue of leadership 

  Leading designers in the Caribbean, note: every one of the designers, students and returning countrymen looking to build companies here at this point are looking up to you. We want your leadership. If what is happening currently is any indication, our faith is wavering and answers are being sought, discussed and probably being developed…

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Confidence in us

One of the main reasons why there is a conscious decision to veer away from doing reviews and or showcases in this space is to focus on the condition of fashion locally and by extension in the region. While there are a handful of writers in the community who will cover that aspect, the goal…

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Fashion vs The Uniform

I recently had a brief discussion about the outfits people wear daily, which eventually became an understanding that there can be benefits to wearing a uniform. More specifically, you will see common trends in Designers wearing a basic black outfit daily even though some of them are responsible for very expressive and creative looks that…

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To market To market

As the Caribbean continues to push for industry relevance in the fashion world, faced with competition from technology, mass market cycles, production logistics and market size what still appears to be a mystery for most is how to get to market? Of course setting up your brand for business, where fashion is concerned, can be…

Richard Young captures the attention of Fashion students at early taping for the documentary ‘After a Fashion’ a Dialogue of the Caribbean Brand as shaped by the Creative Arts. The documentary should be out near the end of the month.

The Divide

It is not necessarily about talent, or resources, or even the small space that we share, all of these are magnified by our main issue. Communication, and our lack of not having enough of it. Now I know some people are reading this and might be saying “What shit he talking?” And maybe you have…

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Delia’s Winter

Photos: Melvern Issac Clothing: Delia Alleyne For Caribbean designers it is an uphill battle designing for Fall. This is a season that we just do not know intimately. Spring is easy enough to figure out and merchandise, finding the right blend of pieces to throw together a convincing collection, because spring feels like home. While…

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Our Fashion Time

Fashion Week is about to hit in New York and we here on the islands amidst the festivities of Carnival will be following the brands that lead the world. In our own industry, as local-born designers, we are seeking to find ourselves amidst the cycles of international markets. You must wonder, however: can the Caribbean,…