Pon de Runway: At Caribbean Fashion Rocks

Words By Jesse Serwer

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As we recently noted, the Caribbean has an uncanny knack for producing dynamic supermodels. Sunday’s “Caribbean Fashion Rocks” event brought out several of the region’s current crop of top model types to Manhattan’s LQ nightclub, including Jamaica’s Jaunel McKenzie, Carla Campbell and Oraine Barrett and Barbados’s Lene Hall (pictured above with Carla Campbell), not to mention numerous lesser known catwalkers of various flags. The event, which was produced by Irie Jam Media and honored Pulse Models founder Kingsley Cooper, featured designs from Michael Gillings, Rep JA, Niki Chin, Hannah Rhee and Knit Heru, among others. Our man Martei Korley caught some choice moments with his lens.

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Jaunel McKenzie

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Mr. Lexx breaks it down…

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Kingsley Cooper speaks

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For the most part, it was the guys who drew the big, enthusiastic (fashion) forwards from the (mostly female) crowd…with the exception of this backside

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Designer Opal Natto of Omega 98

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Mr. Lexx flexing for Rep JA

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Dreads-in-the-face, Cousin It style: New trend for 2K10?

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We knew Carla Campbell was coming…but we didn’t think we’d get to see this much of her!

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Everybody haffi ask weh he get his Clarks. Bigging up the footwear brand of the moment (and, perhaps, all-time).

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U.K. singjay Gappy Ranks relaxing in style after performing his “Heaven In Her Eyes”…

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Perhaps he was thinking of Jaunel when he wrote that one?

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