Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Nassau Brings You Islands of the World Fashion Week

Nassau is proving itself to be more than just the backdrop for the latest Bond flick or a suitcase of Ralph Lauren’s resort collection. From November 5 through 8, Mode Îles will host the premiere Islands of the World Fashion Week at the British Colonial Hilton and the Atlantis Resort.

Thirteen island states will send designers to represent their distinct cultural influences and promote artistic dialogue. The event will give particular attention to those considered developing islands to allow an opportunity for artists to be recognized by global markets and international fashion media.

Mode Îles recently announced the thirty-six selected designers, and their collections will include couture, ready-to-wear, swimwear, bridalwear and a plethora of accessories.

“These designers represent 13 island states, each with its unique culture and fashion perspective,” said Arianne Etuk, Chief Operations Officer and spokesperson for the organizers. “The event will truly be a mosaic of cultures and fashions, and promises to be very illuminating.”

Islands of the World Fashion Week will also invite three international guest designers to present their work: Peter Ingwerson from NOIR Illuminati II will show at the Opening Reception; Nick Verreros of Nikolaki (and from “Project Runway” fame) will have a special showing; and celebrity favorite Kevan Hall will conclude the week at the Closing Reception.
-Grace Bahk

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