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Jamaican-born, Cayman resident, fashion designer Jawara Alleyne, known for his punk-meets-pirate aesthetic challenging gender norms, drew inspiration from his Caribbean heritage for his first solo show and collaboration with local brand Mutiny.
Held in an East London converted church, the event began with a captivating spoken-word performance by his musician brother, Tafari.
Alleyne's Spring 2024 Ready-to-Wear collection — dubbed 'Beach Business' — featured individual garments, including shirts, tees, minidresses, and maxiskirts, all adorned with his signature safety pin embellishments and jersey fabric. Silhouettes were provocatively reimagined, with both men's and women's looks challenging traditional gender norms.
Alleyne emphasised that his intent wasn't overt sexiness, but rather comfort and self-expression, showcasing intriguing shapes and unique designs.
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On Wednesday, September 20, McPherson (right) joined a star-studded front row which included (from left) Sergio Rossi Artistic Director Evangelie Smyrniotaki; Italian actress and model Alice Pagani; and founder and chief creative officer of Olivia Palermo Group Inc, fashion influencer Olivia Palermo at the Antonio Marras Spring 2024 Ready-to-wear in Milan. (Photo: IG/@styleheroine)
McPherson (left) catches up with former Vogue Korea Digital Director, Lifestyle Creator Jiyoung Kim at the N21 Spring Summer 2024 women's fashion show by Alessandro Dell Acqua. (Photo: IG/@tamumcpherson)
McPherson made a statement at the Max Mara show on Thursday, September 21.(Photo: IG/@tamumcpherson)
Editor-at-large at NSS magazine Jordan Anderson took an ivory suit to the streets of Milan for Fashion Week. Alex "Très Cool" Dobé
...Anderson then rocked a denim vest and sunnies for Prada's SS24 show. (Photo: IG: @symbiosity)
Jamaican-Caymanian fashion designer Jawara Alleyne.
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