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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,…

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Where is the Research?

Research informs good design, plain and simple. If you want to see something well thought out or with very clever detailing and ideas, check the research behind it. Of course the other huge part of this is communicating that through good execution. Currently it seems easy to simply put something out that looks beautiful and…

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Say Sew Debut

Sometimes it is hard to be honest about things, because we exist in small space and we interact quite often with our peers and friends and maybe criticism, if they do occur, can lead to drama and bacchanalia. So to preserve our selves we sip our tea and keep comments tongue in cheek. Some people…

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Begin again

I am no stranger to starting over, I like to work at something until I get it right. Getting my hands dirty is part of the fun! This blog has seen so many different iterations. I might be zoning in on a new state I would like to work on for a while. Still a…