Words by Kamara Williams
As Caribbean culture continues to make major waves in mainstream entertainment, the outside world, as well as those in the West Indies itself, is finally starting to pay close attention to Caribbean designers. This new generation of fashion talent is fiercely creative and unapologetically blazing forward towards establishing their labels for a long time to come.
With platforms such as Mission Catwalk (the Caribbean’s answer to Project Runway) and designer and mentor Anya Ayoung-Chee’s ExhibitA, a company and storefront mentoring and selling clothes by Caribbean designers and brands, we’re seeing foundations being set in place for young designers to thrive and succeed in the Caribbean.
As New York Fashion Week comes to a close, LargeUp put together a list of ten top Caribbean designers to follow as the madness settles. You might want to get your credit card out.