Koko Beenz rules the runway
Mark Titus, Gleaner Writer
Fashion enthusiasts in western Jamaica were treated to an evening of glamour, style and elegance on Sunday, as home girl Annmarie Robinson-Chin, under her label Koko Beenz, showed why she is one of the most-sought-after designers in the Caribbean.
The designer, showing off her creativity in her newest collection, shared the spotlight with the contestants in the Miss Global International eliminations, and there was even an impromptu stage appearance by the participants in the Miss Jamaica World Cornwall competition.
The show had those in attendance at the edge of their seats from start to finish. Veteran broadcaster Barrington 'Barry G' Gordon had the audience's attention throughout, while the popular quartet Khalil provided musical entertainment.
First, it was the 20 beauties vying for the right to represent Jamaica in the Lachu Ramchandani-promoted Miss Global competition strutting their stuff in front of the appreciative Whitter Village Courtyard crowd.
However, it was Robinson-Chin who turned up the heat on a breezy afternoon with her creative collection, which included all-whites resort wear, colours, elegant outfits, as well as two versions of swimwear - one for the elegantly ordinary, and the other for the extraordinary.
A special design called 'wedding piece' also got rave reviews.
The models accessorised their attire with belts, scarves, complementary jewellery and stylish footwear such as updated flip-flops, wedges, sandals and high heels.
The satisfied look on the faces of all who attended told the tale of a fantastic evening of fashion, building anticipation for the next time creation by Koko Beenz touches the stage.