One hundred and twenty-two models warmed the hearts of the hundreds in attendance at the fourth staging of Island Child Style (ICS), the first and only Caribbean runway show which features children's collections made by regional designers. The show took place on Saturday at the Historic Naval Dockyard, Port Royal.
The models ripped the runway in pieces from child designers Lian White, Logan Watkins, and Blessed Gilligan, and from notable Rock-fab designers Kadian Nicely by Kadian Nicely, Lucien Harrison by Lucien Harrison, King's Kreation by Pebbles King, Pesche by Nadine Edmondson, Shenna Carby for Shenna Carby, Club Couture by Shanice Wright, Ajya Rainwear by Alveta Knight, Ziggy Marley x Appaman, and Zuri Izabelle by mother/daughter duo Latoya Hylton & Zuri.
There was, too, regional representation as Bahamian designer Theodore Elyett and Trinbagonian Anthony Reid for Meiling sent collections down the runway. The event was curated by #TeamICS: Executive Director Michelle Gordon; international runway coach Brandon Ferguson, and Style Director Norma Williams.
But it was not all frou-frou; at the core of Island Child Style is child confidence, wholesome expression, and inclusion. "Island Chid Style is not just a nice evening out. Our (the Office of the Children's Advocate) presence here, of course, sends the message loud and clear that we fully understand that Island Child Style is the premier runway event for children in the Caribbean. In addition to that, however, it is a movement through which one child at a time is being infused with positivity, appreciation, and love for self, confidence, and a clear understanding that they matter," said Children's Advocate of Jamaica Diahann Gordon Harrison.
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