Tribe has scored a real coup by getting Project Runway winner Anya Ayoung-Chee to design a section in their band for Carnival 2012.
The section, called ‘Take Me to the Runway’ was launched Friday night and had some serious star power when none other than Hollywood’s #1 money earner – Will Smith popped in for the launch!
Tribe leader Dean Ackin told the Express that discussions about Anya designing a section for Tribe had actually started last year.
“Long before Anya’s win on the hit television series, Project Runway, she had approached us about the possibility of a collaboration and this particular discussion actually began in 2010. Tribe is proud to be the first and only Carnival band to feature an Anya Ayoung Chee original as part of their offering for Carnival 2012,” said Ackin.
The costume itself is hot and very ‘Anya’ with the patterned wing/skirt pieces and tribal/ethnic feel. I’m sure the price is eye-watering but I’m also sure it will sell out in two twos, based on the reaction on Tribe’s Facebook page.