Martin on mic, Marley on runway
When Christopher Martin opened Caribbean Fashion Week's (CFW) master designer showcase on Saturday night at the National Indoor Sports Centre, Arthur Wint Drive, St Andrew, anxious fans screamed with excitement. Martin engaged his audience with Cheater's Prayer and I'm a Big Deal, dedicating his rendition of Mama to all the mothers present right before introducing his newest single, Make Love Under the Influence.
The runway featured 14 collections, including a tribute to Rita Marley from design diva Cedella Marley and her sister Karen, daughters of late reggae icon Bob Marley, who was also celebrated during the show in recognition of his 70th birthday. They presented a sexy, tribal chic line. From slit-sleeved jackets, crop tops and head wraps to high-waisted skirts, shorts, rompers and pantsuits, the Marleys incorporated tribal prints and denim to reflect the authentic style of the Caribbean.
Throughout the show, CFW's resident DJ Mutabaruka continued the tribute to Bob with selections from the legend's catalogue.