No matter how the wind blows, as a woman, when I step out in style ‘fashionista’ becomes my modus operandi! From head to feet, being complete as I strut my stuff on the streets, catwalk, my external image have the power to promote a positive foundation for constructive interaction.
Clothing have always been a vital focal point, a necessity in our lives, allowing us to be confident, poised. Seemingly, we depict a strong sentiment from wearing clothes. Certainly in my opinion a lot can be garnered because self expression is constantly being crafted by the mixing and matching of clothes, shoes and accessories.
Colours, cuts, swirls, patterns all provide history of cultures, a tapestry of sorts a story is being unleashed before the public’s very own eyes. Interestingly offering enough excitement, added with a touch of sex appeal, transposes an alluring effect to call you home to a fashion designer’s boutique to possibly purchase their fantastic designs.
In Trinidad & Tobago over the years our top notch fashion designers such as
All of whom have culminated their creative resources to prove to the world they are a force to be reckoned in the fashion world!
Heather Jones has won the National Awards of Trinidad and Tobago Chaconia Gold Medal in 2009 for her contribution to fashion, International Prêt a Porter Style Award, at Fashion Week of the Americas 2002, hosted in South Beach Miami.
Claudia Pegus label features the haute couture lines, and the CPFS label which produces the ready wear and career apparel lines for retail and wholesale purchases by boutiques, hotels, resorts and corporations.
Thus, it came as no surprise to many as our very own Anya Ayoung – Chee won Season 9 of United States of America ‘Project Runway’ in fine, tremendous style, her unique personal characteristics definitely made a statement, her designs portrayed another dimension about Caribbean Fashion Fusion igniting a non customary flair! Totally Vogue and comprehensive performance by this trini born fashion star!
Moreover she was featured in Marie Claire fashion spread , then received $50,000 technology suite by HP and Intel for the chance to design and sell merchandise and the cherry on the top was indeed the partnership with Piperlime.com a California-based online retail company which sells top brands such as Alberto Fermani, Hollywould, Giuseppe Zanotti, Belle by Sigerson Morrison, Frye, Donald J Pliner, Kenneth Cole, Nine West, Crocs, Converse, Steve Madden.
Now I understand why it was so important to dress up in my mother’s high heels, not just to make a point but rather create an artistic impression from me to the world at large!
By Nicole Fisher