Apr 16, 2014
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Posts tagged: Caribbean fashion

Pop Style: Chi Ching Ching

Interview by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Gio


Welcome to LargeUp’s new street style feature, Pop Style. Every other Friday, we’ll be talking sartorial shop with the most impeccably dressed men and women of the Caribbean and the diaspora, from familiar faces to everyday people pon di corner. Along the way we intend to show the world what we’ve long held true—no one’s got style and swagger quite like the islands.

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Fashion Fridays: DOOM x Clarks Originals

Words by Natalie Weiner—Clarks2

Clarks. Vybz Kartel, Scorcher, and Damian Marley are just a few of the Jamaican artists who’ve sung the praises of the venerable British brand, whose classic styles have been an integral part of Jamaican fashion for over 30 years. (For a complete list, check the graphic below). Seriously — the Jamaica-Clarks connection is so storied there’s even a book about it.

In recent years, the brand has been partnering with an ever-growing number of artists in recognition of its iconic status in the music world.  Though no Jamaican acts have been tapped as of yet, the latest artist to team with the brand has some Caribbean roots. That’s right—mysterious, metalfaced, New York-raised rapper MF DOOM is joining the ranks as the latest artist to collaborate on a special edition of the Wallabee shoe. And, yes, he’s part Trini (as well as Zimbabwean-British).clarks

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Fashion Fridays: Get to Know Designer Ayana Rivière

Words by Tami Tsansai::Photos by Storm Saulter::Model: Ayana Rivière—


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Fashion Fridays: Attitude by Ashley Martin

Words by Mikaila Brown, Photo by Biggy Bigz


The annual Caribbean Fashion Week (CFW) in Jamaica has truly become a first-rate, international fashion showcase for Caribbean, African and Diasporic designers to display their brands.

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Fashion Fridays: Kingston Style at Caribbean Fashion Week 2013

Words by Erin Hansen, Photos by Biggy Bigz—


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Fashion Fridays: A Conversation with Mission Catwalk’s Keneea Linton-George

Words by Debra Edwards—

It may be a product of the “Third World” but Mission Catwalk , the popular Jamaican television fashion reality series, cannot be classified as a third rate production. Each week viewers tune in to behold the creative designs, watch the entertaining personalities, and see who will inevitably get the axe. With season two in full gear we caught up with executive producer and host Keneea Linton-George, a well-regarded fashion designer in her own right, for a candid chat.

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