Henri's Girl by Norma Williams...an ode to mod

Henri's Girl by Norma Williams...an ode to mod

Monday, October 14, 2019

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Caribbean Airlines cabin crew instructor and Island Child Style organiser Norma Williams's debut collection is an ode to the belief that black and white can co-exist. The collection, complete with shift dresses and A-line skirts, is reminiscent of the mod fashions of the '60s and inspired by the civil rights movement's fight for social justice and equality.

Williams's initial foray in design took place during a textile and clothing class at Wolmer's High School. She was 13 years old. Her passion for fashion deepened over the years, as she put everyone who crossed her path on a runway — styling, designing, sewing, dressing, branding and rebranding her friends, family members and, at times, complete strangers.

It took years of encouragement from her closest muses, the dying love of her friend, Henri, and a designer pulling out of Island Child Style 2019 to finally put her designs in the spotlight.

Introducing Henri's Girl — an ode to timeless beauty, classic design and ethereal, omnipresent love and a reminder to young girls that they still have a dream and a chance at the total manifestation of black excellence.

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