Style Week 2017 | Day 3 French Elan

On Friday May,26,2017 Socialites , Fashionistas, Fashion Aficionados and Media gathered at the French Embassy in Kingston for the Style Week Day 3 celebration dubbed as "French élan".

Elan comes from from a French word meaning "to dart," and is often spelled élan. Someone with elan can be said to dart around with enthusiasm and a unique flair. Music or art can have elan, and so can someone's wardrobe. Elan can also mean zeal or eagerness in favor of a person or cause.

Jean-Michel Despax and his lovely wife Line played gracious hosts to the event which was held on the lawns surrounding the pool. Imagine a trodden, rugged runway placed over the pool which according to Saint International principal Dweight Peters was "placed deliberately" to showcase Kingston as being beautiful though rugged and is the heart of Jamaica. The Saint International Modelling Agency and the Embassy of France has been fruitful for several years as Jamaica exports the most black models from the Caribbean to France each year. The night's happening showcased the collections of four (4) Designers namely: Rednarim, Kadian Nicely, Karl "Hatitude" Brown and Rick Bailey.

The posh gathering attracted Loop's CEO Alieen Corrigan and her Digicel COO husband Jason Corrigan and International guests, Memsor Stylist to Daytime Talk Show Queen, Wendy Williams. If you were not at the Event, we've got you covered with photos of the Night courtesy of Dale Stephenson of Dale Stephenson Photography. Enjoy a glass of Pinot Grigio as you browse through our photos and show your love by following us on Instagram at haute_people.

1st Collection | The Midnight Blues Collection by Donald "Rednarim" Mirander

Designer Donald Mirander of Rednarim

2nd Collection | Kadian Nicely 

Designer Kadian Nicely takes her Runway walk

Designer Kadian Nicely 

3rd Collection | Karl "Hatitude" Brown

Dewight Peters addresses the patrons

From left: Jean-Michel Despax ( Jamaica Ambassador to France) , Kai Newman, Tami Williams, Dewight Peters, Tevin Steele and Johnny B


Designer Rick Bailey


Two is company ... 3 is a fashionable trio 
Saint International model Kai Newman gets is being prepped for our lens by Saint International new face David Durrant

Kai Newman and David Durrant stops by for a quick snap

Face of Polo Ralph Lauren, Brad Allen and Fashion Designer Coco Johnson are picture perfect in their black and gold ensemble

The 70's are definitely back in this bell sleeve top and paisley wide leg pants as worn by Miss Jamaica World 1979 Joan McDonald

1 and 2 and "smize" Saint International Models makes it look so easy!

Stylin' in this Velvet green dress and silver choker is Taneisha Bailey

Style Week Production Executive Hannah Sheree looks smashing in this flirty white dress while Mark Baker looks dashing in his suit

How you stylin'? Deon Stephenson (left) and Taneisha Bailey pose for our lens 

And Crystal makes 3! From left : Jean-Michel Despax , Jamaica Ambassador to France , Crystal Webley-Lamothe and her husband Thomas Lamothe

The Stylish Bunch! From left: Style Week Ambassador 2017, Nadine Yee,  Designer Coco Johnson, Designer Courtney Washington and Style Week Ambassador Norma Williams

From left: Coco Johnson, Jean-Michel Despax and his lovely Wife Line

Crystal Webley-Lamothe

Obrian Harvey and Tercena Carey

From left: Designer Rick Bailey, Dewight Peters and Saint International Model ___

International Fashion Stylist Memsor!

Saint International Model ____ and Dewight Peters

Dewight Peters (left) and International Stylist Memsor

Dewight Peters and Saint International Model

Attorney-at-law Shawn Wilkinson opted for a long black dress and statement necklace

Line Dezpax (left) and Ducognon Anne , wife of the General Manager , Total Gas Station

Miss Jamaica World 1978, Joan McDonald

COO of Digicel Jason Corrigan and his lovely wife Aileen Corrigan CEO of Loop Media 

The Designers of Canaidian based ready-to wear brand Greta Constantine | From left: Kirk Pickersgill, Tami Williams and Stephen Wong

This stylish pair, Attorney-at-law Marissa Benain and David Blake who plays Benzai Lion in the Lion King, London cast made it an all black evening

Hon Council, Ethopia Jamaica Yodit Hylton (left) and Attorney-at-law and Fashion Designer, Jasmine Rand

From left Art Director Rachel Barrett, Line Despax 

Who says a suit has to be all black? Maurice Bryan, Sales Manager at the Courtleigh Group shows us an "All Gray" alternative

Style Week Ambassador 2017, Normal Williams is a vision in the lace+floral train dress

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  1. Gorgeous! Love the mermaid style dress in the third edition/section!

  2. Wowser that's a lot of beautiful outfit pictures and the models are all stunning. I love the deep deep blue colours.

    Sophia x

  3. Wow gorgeous! I love the first collection!


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