Island Child Style models hit the runway wearing pieces from Shenna Carby, Izzy Misir, Zuri Izabelle Girls Clothing Company, and Pesche Couture. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Island Child Style, the Caribbean's premier children's runway event celebrating fashion and designers, hosted its sponsorship mingle at the AC Marriott Hotel's Innovation Gallery on Tuesday evening.
The event served as a prelude to its highly anticipated fifth staging, scheduled for December 2, 2023, at the AC Marriott Hotel. The mingle was an eclectic mix of fashion enthusiasts, sponsors, and industry insiders who gathered to support and engage with the burgeoning talents and creative minds behind this showcase of youth and style.
With a rich history of promoting Caribbean fashion excellence, Island Child Style's sponsorship mingle offered a sneak peek into the innovation that will grace the runway this year, promising an unforgettable experience for fashion enthusiasts of all ages.
Island Child Style co-conceptualiser Norma Williams said, "We insist on having an international-standard show; our runway is a mandatory 80-feet runway, meeting the bar [of] any international runway. These babies walk all the way and they face a cadre of photographers and even when their parents are cheering them on, they don't even flinch. That level of confidence most of us would never even be able to match, and it makes all of us teary-eyed when we see it."
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Island Chilld Style conceptualisers (from left) Michelle Gordon, Brandon Ferguson and Norma Williams beamed with joy as they hosted their sponsorship mingle. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Serve 360 facilitator Junior Blackwood (left) and Serve 360 president Stephen Davis were also present at the event. Serve 360 is a charity foundation powered by the Marriott Group. As a sponsor of the event this year, the foundation will partner with Island Child Style to develop shelters for homeless girls. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
The Medical Disposables & Supplies Limited (MDS) team of Kurt Boothe, CEO; Kandise Morgan-Small (left), sales & marketing manager, consumer division; and Nikeisha Boothe-Hill, business development manager, were spotted. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Belinda Williams, VP, Proven Wealth Limited, and Damion Reynolds, AVP, Proven Wealth Limited, paused to face the shutterbug. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Superintendent of Police Garfield Taylor and his attorney-at-law wife Lecia-Gaye Taylor threw their support behind their little runway stunner Jordan. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
The mommy-daughter designer duo of Latoya Hylton and Zuri Reynolds represented their brand, Zuri Izabelle Girls Clothing Company. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Dr Karen Phillips (left) and Island Child Style conceptualiser Norma Williams shared the frame. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Brother-sister modelling duo Nathan and Naomi Campbell took silver suits from Pesche Couture down the runway. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Island Child Style model Candella Nelson, who has been with the show from its inception, strutted in a Pesche Couture gown. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)