Words by Tishanna Williams, Photo by Andros 1978—
“Stone Pussy Dressed” is a long-ago Tobagonian phrase used to describe someone dressed either elaborately (bright colors, uber accessorised), or whose fashion choices are so stylish they stands out and above the crowd. And with the heads of Tobago Fashion Weekend (TFW) deciding to use “SPD Redefined” as the theme for this year’s event, we just had to hop over and check it out.
Regional and international designers have already begun arriving and getting their lines set for the biggest annual fashion showcase in Trinidad and Tobago. The group spearheading this event, Designers United Stores, have stepped their game up and shown they are not afraid of going hard outside the box when it comes to putting together a stellar weekend of style.
Running from today through Sunday the 18th, on Milford Road in the island’s capital of Scarborough, TFW will not only show off local designers’ latest collections but also the best of that renowned Tobago hospitality and nightlife. Notable expected guests include Destra Garcia, Kimba Sorzano, famed editorial blogger Claire Siobhan Sulmers of Fashion Bomb Daily, and the Vi-King and Queen, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez.
Now, you know we couldn’t leave you without a little insight into the lines we are excited to see. Check out our picks for the top three designers at TFW 2014.