Islands of the World Fashion Showcase features chic and sophisticated pieces. Fashion and cocktails by the beach sounds like a fashionistas paradise. Each event will be hosted for two days with only a small selective group of ten designers, representing island nations around the world, along with international designers. IWFS will highlight designers for the best resort, swimwear, accessories, couture, pret-a-porter and casual wear.
The growth in demand for the trends during the previous Islands of the World Fashion Weeks has prompted the organizers to advance and prepare for the simultaneous launch of the online magazine, “ExÎles”, and the online store, “ExÎles Boutique”, both of which will feature designers, arts and crafts, and accessories unique to the global island lifestyle. An important feature of the event that will continue in the new format will be the awards categories of NextGen Designer, Sustainable Eco-Fashion, and Culture & Fashion. The presentation of the Humanitarian Designer Award will also continue to be an integral part of the new format. Developing from the television show which originated with the 2010 Islands of the World Fashion Week will be a six-part reality documentary on the respective countries and designers selected to participate in the Showcase.
Islands of the World Fashion Week has been successful in fulfilling its mandate of promoting island designers from around the world and exposing them to international media and buyers. Since its inauguration the event has hosted in excess of 70 designers from island-nations as diverse as The Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Fiji, Haiti, Indonesia, Jamaica, Madagascar, The Philippines, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, and Turks & Caicos. See you there islanders!