Island Child Style 2018 — Take two
Black Ink Marketing &Event Solutions Ltdmarketing representatives Nikita Joseph (left) andGabrielle Aratram were in a celebratory mood.(Photos: Michael Gordon)
Friday Social Oct 26

Behind every young child who believes in himself, is a parent who believed first. – Matthew Jacobson

Island Child Style, the Caribbean's premiere kiddies fashion show and the brainchild of “b3 boss” and parenting lifestyle consultant Michelle Gordon, made its debut in 2016.

It returns on Saturday, November 24 and will be staged at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel. To kick-start the event, Gordon and her team hosted a media launch at the hotel on Tuesday. Specially invited guests got a preview of a few of the designs and the next-gen models who'll be hitting the runway. Designers slated to show include LA-based designer Harald Husum and top-billed Caribbean designers Lisa McIntosh-Aris, Shenna Carby, Mark Anthony Designs, Pebbles King, young designer Blessed (son of local designer Mamayashi), Kaysian Bourke, Zaid Smith, Ann-Marie Robinson-Chin, Ayanna Dixon, Cheryl Robinson, Mahambeth Lawrence, Donna Buchannan, Alveta Knight, Jazeene Henney, and Romi Toyloy.

In addition to the 82 child models walking for these designers, over 15 tweens will be introduced to professions of the trade by shadowing members of the production and execution teams. These will include make-up artistry, stage production, sound and lighting, styling, fashion designing, and of course, modelling.

Speaking of which, Island Child Style has partnered with Saint International model-maker Deiwght Peters and Point Global Agency for the provision of model talent ranging from four to 16 years old. Friday Social picks up where Page 2 left off.

Blake Nash for MarkAnthony Designs
Cai Roberts for ZAID by ZaidSmith
Shiloh Dehringfor Polka Dotsby SherylRobinson
JahCrisi Beadle for King'sKollection by Pebbles King
Ché Gardner in NlightN YouthWear by Donna Buchannan
Amaris White for NlightNYouth Wear by DonnaBuchannan
RihannaSamuelswearingNeahlis by LisaMcIntosh-Aris
Justin Cloughin King BlessedCollection byBlessed
Emily Blackfor Kokobeenzby Ann-MarieRobinson-Chin
Kaycia Walshfor Gabi GirlJamaicaby RomiToyloy
Isabella Castro for FlowerChild1999 byKaysian Bourke
MilanHarrison forFlowerChild1999by KaysianBourke
Anna-Lyssa Cookefor Cotton Candy byJazeene Henney
JermaineGonzalesfor AjyaCollectionby AlvetaKnight
AkeelRussell forAppaman(USA)
Sarah Burkefor ASD byAyanna Dixon
Island Child Style fashion designers (from left) Alveta Knightfor the label Ajya Collection; Romi Toyloy for the label Gabi GirlJamaica; and Maria 'Pebbles' King-Beadle for the label King'sKollection.

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