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Best Of Caribbean Fashionweek June 7-11, 2017

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 3:00 AM
Harambe by Cedella Marley

The 2017 edition of Caribbean Fashionweek (CFW) is slated to be the "best of", a series that embraced the region and the wider world and changed the face of Caribbean fashion forever. It is anticipated that this June's CFW will be the best ever CFW. Fashionistas are undoubtedly in for a treat as Pulse reaches out to the five continents to ensure that the global components of this event over the past 17 years all come together in one unforgettable experience.

Dubbed an "important new trend in world fashion" by no less a style arbiter than British Vogue, Caribbean Fashionweek, has taken regional fashion to the corners of the earth through such media outlets as Fashion TV Paris, Vogue, the BBC, i-D, The Independent, The New York Times, The Associated Press, Marie Claire, and a host of other media outlets around the globe.

Staged by Pulse since 2001, the event, launched in Trinidad and Tobago in 2000, has attracted over 150 designers and a host of celebrities and entertainers since its inception. Superstars of music and film like Eve, Nia Long, Kelly Rowland, Brian McKnight, Joe, Johnny Gill, Maxi Priest, Billy Ocean, Estelle, Morris Day, and Sheila E have performed at the event.

Designers like Catalin Botezatu, Meiling, Biggy, Robert Young, Cedella Marley, Simon Foster, Pauline Bellamy, Claudia Pegus, Deola Sagoe, Lois Samuels, Gavin Douglas, Tiger Lilly Hill, Sandra Kennedy, Mutamba, Uzuri, Heather Jones, Bill Edwards, and Moncrieffe have led a host of outstanding regional and international stylists who have shown collections at the event. Many new and emerging designers have also got an opportunity to show at CFW, thereby launching careers and gaining a foothold in the highly competitive fashion industry.

Pulse model stars and superstars have also lent their talent and celebrity to the event over the years - Jeneil Williams, Carla Campbell, Nell Robinson, Sky Nicole Grey, Jaunel McKenzie, Gaye McDonald, Sunna Gottshalk, Sedene Blake, Oraine Barrett, Lincoln Wynter, and, in more recent years, Francine James and Alicia Burke. These represent the best of the best and most will return in June for this very special edition of the "Best of CFW", which will be supported by its own TV series now being shown in the wider Caribbean and soon to air in Jamaica. Several new elements and innovations will be part of the 2017 event.

CFW 2017 will be held at the Villa Ronai Fashion Village in Stony Hill, St Andrew, and will once again celebrate Pulse's concept of total fashion with a range of partners on board to participate in this signal experience.

CFW is presented by Pulse in association with several partners, including the Jamaica Tourist Board, The Spanish Court Hotel, The Peter Tosh Museum, and a number of others to be announced.