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Style Week JA 2018 Media Launch | Lights, Camera, Fashion!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

 

Just like that! The iconic event that unites Fashion Designers, Thought Leaders, Fashionistas and Media from far and wide known as Style Week Jamaica was last Monday launched on the Rooftop of Eden Gardens Wellness Resort & Spa.

The unique style of the invited guests is an embodiment of what Style Week JA represents and with the tagline "Changing Lives, Expanding Horizons" we can see why they came to relish in the excitement of the week-long series of events. The fresh-open air and upbeat tunes made for great conversations as we caught up with a few familiar faces and met some new ones. Now, with Campari pink passion cocktail in hand, we "came together" and headed to our seats as Saint International CEO Dewight Peters made his way to the stage and gave his warm, charismatic welcome and invited key sponsors to share their involvement in the event.

Dr. Damian Graham
We were wowed by the presentation by CEO of UDC Dr. Damian Graham who showed us a vision of Kingston as a Lifestyle Hub and Fashion capital of the Caribbean with high-rise buildings and endless things to do in the city. Next up was the excited Fashion segment where we saw just a glimpse of what was to come for days ahead. We were also introduced to an extra special show dubbed as the return of City Style, being held on the waterfront of Downtown Kingston, as well as the introduction of a new component which sees SAINT partnering with the Jamaica Business Development Corporation to provide upcoming designers with an incubator to help their design process and provide a platform for them to present their creations.

We saw pieces from 8 Designers: Rico Vassell (Avant-Garde Designer of the Year 2018 ) Janseen Graham, Moses Fennel, T&T Fashion, Nina Karle, Shades of Africa, Courtney Washington, Andre Shirley and for the first time Jamaican-born Designer Caffery Van Horne whose design was inspired by his time living in Kingston.

The itinerary for this year's Style Week 2018 is quite hectic and begins officially with the invitation-only kick-off party Posh in Black and follows with events until Saturday, May 19. With invites and outfits ready to go .. we are off to prepare for Posh in Black ...

Deputy Chief Executive Officer of JBDC Harold Davis
 
The Honourable. Alando Terrelonge MP. State Minister in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport

The Honourable Fayval Williams, MP, is Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service. 

Saint International CEO and Founder Dewight Peters 

Amoy Hemmings in a design by Janseen Graham

Sydoney Cunningham in Reve' Jewellery and Accessories

Nick Cummings in a Design by House of Fennell by Moses Fennell

Shanique Duhaney in a Design by T&T Fashions

Kristoff Taylor in Andre Shirley Designs
Whitney Coleman in Shades of Africa

Tiffany Johnson in Nina Karle

Lincia in a design by Caffery Van Horne 

A few of this year's Style Week Ambassadors (from left) Keino Willocks owner of Enigma, Daniel Edwards CEO of Total One Eighty, Peter Champagnie  Defence Attorney  and  his wife Connie Champagnie Director of Optical Smart

From left Naki DePass, Simone Gordon (T&T Fashion) Jermaine "JD" Downer and Lydia Barnett
   
Lincia and Caffery Van Horne

Model behavior 

Ashley of Intense

Daniel Edwards - CEO of Total One Eighty

The Honourable. Alando Terrelonge MP. State Minister in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport


Her Excellency High Commissioner of Nigeria to Jamaica, Ambassador  Janet Omoleegho Olisa and her husband His Excellency Ambassador Omoleegho

Style Week Ambassador Oneal Johnson, Airline Pilot

Saint International Model Tevin Steele

Designer Andre Shirley

Teasea Bennett of Reve' Jewellery and Accessories

The Honourable Fayval Williams, MP, is Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service.

Designer Lisa McIntosh founder of Neahlis

Clelia Barreto de Hunter - Consul of Ecuador to Jamaica

Stylist Troy Oraine and Saint International Model Nick Cummings


Dewight Peters and  Top Chef Jacqui Tyson

Fayval Williams and Dewight Peters

Alando Terrelonge, Dewight Peters, Fayval Williams, Janet Omoleegho Olisa, Dr. Damian Graham,Clelia Barreto de Hunter, Guy Sevlin, and Mr. Omoleegho Olisa

Saint International Models Christine Willis and Jermaine "JD" Downer

Saint International Models (from left) Orlando Flemmings, Kimarli Morgan, Jermaine "JD" Downer, Tevin Steele, Lydia Barnett, Naki DePass and Christine Willis

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Dale Stephenson | Dale Stephenson Photography

Dale's Instagram | @stephensondale
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