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UK's Daily Express gives Caribbean major props

Published:Tuesday | July 8, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Floral inspiration from The Cloth at CFW 2014. - Contributed

"Forget the fashion weeks of London, Paris, Milan and New York, for sizzling looks hot off the catwalk, stylist Salome Munuo discovers the only way is the Caribbean!"

So screamed the UK's Daily Express in a piece published yesterday, featuring Caribbean Fashionweek 2014, and captioned 'Babes, beachwear and bikinis'.

Ranked in the top five of British newspapers, with readers in the millions and online impressions of more than 31 million monthly, praise from the Express is high praise, indeed.

Describing the recently concluded Caribbean Fashionweek as "a carnival of island colour and style", Salome Munuo, the Express' fashion editor, also hailed CFW as the Caribbean's "annual style celebration, packed with colour, design talent and the all-important front row".

Munuo continued: "For more than a decade, Jamaica's capital, Kingston, has hosted the cream of the island's talent and, as a first-time attendee, I was blown away with the craftsmanship and attention to detail of all the collections. The brainchild of Kingsley Cooper, CEO of Pulse, a fashion and entertainment company powering both the fashion and modelling industries in the Caribbean, the annual event has grown from strength to strength."

The Express did not miss the key online shopping innovation or the related on-site store in the CFW Exhibition space.

The article noted: "This year, CFW also offered fashion fans the chance to buy anything they see, fresh off the catwalk, with the launch of a new e-commerce site, shopcaribbeanfashion.com. It's a useful addition to the show, particularly if you're still searching for the ultimate swimsuit or kaftan to improve your beach wardrobe.

"Womenswear was the main theme of the runway shows with a sprinkling of menswear to complement the key looks, as seen in the preppy-themed show of Jamaican designer Barry Moncrieff. A total of 30 designers displayed their collections over the three-day event."