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Fashion on parade at Reggae Awards

Published:Friday | March 16, 2012 | 12:00 AM
From left: Jamaican designer Flaco with Sandy Daley and Esroy Bernard, both wearing Flaco's creations. - Contributed
Media Marketer Dave Rodney, sporting a Gold Teeth Fashion Village remix jacket, gets some special treatment from Camille McDonald. - Contributed
Mayor of Mount Vernon, Ernest Davis (left), and Images Media president Anthony Turner chose basic black. - Contributed
From left: Recording artiste Alibra in a tempting turquoise gown with singer Nando, TV host Sanjay visiting from Jamaica, and actress/ video star Kshoya. - Contributed
Awards founder and CEO of Linkage Radio, Dexter 'Linkage' Blake (right), in a paisley gold shimmer jacket, with reggae artist Lil Vicious, whose new single, 'Back On The Scene', is creating a loud buzz. - Contributed
Jamaican international model Camille McDonald in her goddess gown accentuated with fox-fur shrug.
Dapper performers on the Linkage Awards show, (from left) Richie Stephens, Denroy Morgan and Leighton Miller. - Contributed

If sizzling outfits were economic indicators, there were no visible signs of an American recession at the Rhum Barbancourt-sponsored Linkage Radio Reggae Awards in Mount Vernon in New York last Sunday night.

Hundreds of reggae lovers, fashionistas, business leaders, tastemakers and politicians showed up at the sold-out Macedonia Center for this third annual event to celebrate milestones in reggae and radio.

The fashion styles ranged from classy casual to glamorous Grammy-style glitz. Couture designer creations were the preferred route, and Caribbean designers in New York such as Gold Teeth Fashion Village, Downtown Pat Brown, Flaco and Morvia Reid-Williams worked overtime to deliver their finest raiment for the reggae kings and queens.

(Photos and text submitted by Dave Rodney)