I was pleasantly surprised by T&T/US Designer, Charlene Sheppard-Duncan’s Spring/ Summer 2017 collection for Afropunkk. I had an awareness of the brand and it’s aesthetic, and didn’t expect to find stuff I’d want in my wardrobe. But what came down the runwalk was very, very wearable, and I now have plans to add a dress or two to my closet.
Here are some blurry snaps of some of my faves.
I’m at Afrofunkk Fashion Runway show Warrior’s Walk Alone at the Big Black Box
Spent some time at The Cloth on Wednesday talking to Robert Young about FashionTT’s plan for a Garment Production Facility. Robert is advocating that it be a worker-owned arrangement.
He was also excited by the re-opening of a permanant retail space, at the place where it began, the Normandie.
It was nice seeing people pop in and leave with a piece or two. The Cloth makes statement pieces, I may be adding one of its pieces to my wardrobe soon.
Robert Young welcomed guests to his store, The Cloth at the Hotel Normandie in St. Anns.
The store opened last evening with a fashion showcase.
One of my favourite illustrators is a talented jewellery desingner as well.
Jade Gedeon had a pop-up at Medulla Gallery last evening. I had to exercise some restraint, and opted for a picture and not the massive hoops I really wanted.
If you see something you want, she’ll be at UpMarket on Sunday
I have a Meiling Kite dress. It’s pretty perfect in purple with an ankara print lining.
I need to wear it out ASAP!
Debbie Eswick has taken Bruce Cayonne’s iconic signs and given them new life as note books.
They are available for sale at Paperbased Bookshop at the Normandie.
I’m at the Ceder Hill Ramleela, which at over 130 years old is among the oldest in the Western Hemisphere.
The festival will launch with The Pearl Button, a film by Patricio Guzman.
But I’m really excited by the local films that will be included on the schedule.
Details on those films in an upcomimg post.