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Extreme Fashion High at Collection MoDA 2016

Published:Friday | November 25, 2016 | 11:00 AMKimberly Goodall
Fashion designers Korto Momolu (left) and Irina Shabayeva share a photo op before showtime at MoDA Runway, last Thursday night.
Darien Robertson/Freelance Photographer Singer, Ari Lopez says 'fashion statement' as she rocks her edgy outfit at MoDA Runway.
Dare to be sexy? Well, Island Outpost Spa director, Sienna Creasy definitely showed us how it is done with this royal blue high slit dress ... sizzling.
Claire Osman looks radiatiant in this purple skirt suit and smile.
Founder of The Collection MoDA, Kerry-Ann Clarke is looking quite chic at the runway show.
Cynthia Hamilton (left) shares style and smile with her daughter, Alexandra.
Norma Williams came out to impress as she flaunts her gorgeous dress at MoDA Runway 2016.
Kimberley Lue Lim is the epitome of stunning in this red dress and she strikes a pose with her friend, Ano Okera.
Melanie Schwapp is looking stylish in this trendy yet edgy ensemble.
From street to studio performing opening number.
Carlton Brown's design
Carlton Jones' Design
The Collection MoDA - Fashion Show
Design by Lisa Vega
Design by Courtney Washington
Czar by Cesar Galindo
The Collection MoDA - Fashion Show
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It was a night to remember as fashion lovers and members of the creative industries gathered outside the Worthington at the Spanish Court Hotel last Thursday in full anticipation of the cadre of local and international designers that were on the line-up for Collection MoDA's 2016 staging.

Stepping into the fashion-filled cocktail area, spectators were dressed in their best, setting the grounds ablaze in well-tailored, super-chic, edgy outfits as they exchanged friendly chatter and prepared to discover the joys of independent fashion.

It was after 8 p.m. that fashionistas made their way into the main runway area and were immediately captured in a fantasy fashion extravaganza as the white decor was accentuated by purple and blue up-lights, bringing a dramatic yet classic element to the venue.

Showtime! The pulsating, versatile dance piece 'Street meets studio' choreographed by Kerry-Ann Henry opened the show and got the audience pumping with anticipation. After, models took to the stage, strutting to their own beat in high fashion collections and men's apparel that had the women at the edge of their seats. The designers included, Carlton Jones, Courtney Washington, Korto Momolu, Lisu Vega, Cesar Galindo and Irina Shabayeva.

Though each designer brought awesome designs and diversity to the table, there were favourites, namely Korto Momolu, who left patrons awestruck by her Liberia-inspired colours and prints and, Irina Shabayeva's sparkling, unique creations that were fun and glowing.

After five years of diversity and creative talents in fashion, Collection MoDA continues to electrify fashion in the Caribbean, showcasing new designers in the industry.

The night continued with fun and drinks as patrons recuperated from the major fashion high the MoDA runway brought.

kimberly.goodall@gleanerjm.com