Rock-Ready For The Iriest Fashion Week

Friday, May 17, 2019

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It's year 15 and the Saint International team is back with another year of hot-ticket fashion events. Friday last, Saint International CEO, model-maker Deiwght Peters kicked off Style Week Jamaica 2019 — the world's iriest fashion week — on the rooftop of Eden Gardens Wellness Resort and Spa.

Over 150 guests were in attendance including ministers of state, diplomats, international models, stylistas and, of course, local and international media outlets. At showtime, all focused their attention on the presentations from Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke; French Ambassador to Jamaica Denys Wibaux; State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Alando Terrelonge; Tourism Enhancement Fund Executive Director Dr Carey Wallace; British Council Company Director - Jamaica Olayinka Jacobs-Bonnick; and Jamaica Business Development Corporation Deputy CEO Harold Davis. Each speaker remarked on the critical role that fashion plays in the economy, the career opportunities that it affords many, particularly for young people, and how Styleweek has become an essential calendar event in Jamaica.

One of the evening's highlights was the preview by 14 of the designers participating in Styleweek 2019. Saint International Fashion Face of the Caribbean Female champion Danielle Fletcher led the charge in a Rushane Simmonds design. Thereafter, there were teasers from Andrť Stevens, Lucien Harrison, Pebbles King, Simone Gordon, Courtney Washington, Juven Dunn, Aisha's Inspirations by Mellisha Coke, Knitwear by Nina, Roshane Simmonds, Janseen Graham, Demoy Beckford, Tanya Cameron from Shades of Africa, Alice Martin, and RÍve Jewellery.

Post-formalities guests enjoyed noshing on fare provided by The Moveable Feast Caterers principal Michele Williams, who prepared a trio of savoury pasta dishes that proved to be a hit among guests. In addition to the grub, guests enjoyed top-shelf libations and swayed to DJ Toby's tunes. Friday Social takes you there.

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