The full line-up for the return of the Bluedot Festival this summer has been confirmed, and Jamaican music and fashion icon Grace Jones tops the music bill alongside dance legends Leftfield and Pavement and acclaimed singer Roisin Murphy.
Jones joins the already announced Max Richter and the BBC Concert Orchestra at England’s iconic Jodrell Bank Observatory where the festival will run July 20-23.
Golden Globe award-winning actress Zendaya and Jamaican-born celebrity make-up artist Sheika Daley star in the latest Lancôme Lash Idôle mascara campaign.
Sixteen years ago, designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong started the fashion label Greta Constantine together, dressing gala-goers, actors and wedding parties in confidence-boosting splashes of bright colour and sculptural ruffles. They’ve staged runway shows in Toronto, Paris and New York, picked up retailers in Canada, the US and the Middle East, and through it all unlocked a rare achievement: A Canadian fashion brand with longevity. Now, the story is taking a turn. Wong has left Greta Constantine, and Pickersgill is set to steer the brand forward into a new chapter. Pickersgill opened up to The Kit Executive Editor Rani Sheen in an exclusive interview.
The Pulse brand, over the years, has tapped into the event, leisure, amd lifestyle market, but fashion remains at its core. And, on Wednesday, January 25, the team — helmed by chairman Kingsley Cooper, and supported by managing directors Safia Cooper and Romae Gordon — harked back to its noted Caribbean Fashion Week (CFW) formula to present the Pulse Caribbean Collections: capsule collections from fashion designers across the region.
Quite apropos, as the Pulse-owned Villa Ronai welcomed Caribbean business leaders to the Jamaica Stock Exchange's 18th Regional Investments & Capital Markets Conference networking reception. The event, held on day two of the three-day conference, was a welcome break for participants who enjoyed a taste of Caribbean fashion as Pulse models hit the runway in pieces from six designers. Trinbagonian designer Robert Young — who presented at the first Caribbean Fashion Week in 2001 — sent his latest creations down the runway, as did Jamaican-American designer Hope Wade. There were, too, prints-a-plenty from Mutamba, swimwear from The Mushroom, athleisure wear from Cooyah, and swoon-worthy gowns from Dermoth Williams Couture.
Proven Wealth executives, stylish couples like Olympian Asafa Powell and his model wife Alyshia Miller Powell, and the conference's sponsors, presenters, and participants were out to witness Pulse alums Zan Hyde, Miqueal-Symone Williams and Alicia Burke walk the runway.
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