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Fashion season – the islandista-gram edit!

Winter Storm Nepture be damned  – even amidst bone-rattling temperatures and snow, the show must go on and New York Fashion Week has been in full swing since last Thursday. As usual, islandistas in abundance have been everywhere – from the catwalk to the front rows to the after parties. Stylish and savvy Caribbean women have […]

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Islandistas of Instagram – the #NYFW edition

New York Fashion Week is in full spring with the runways full of the cuts and colours we’ll be wearing next year during the warmer months (or here in the Caribbean all year round). As per usual, you can’t escape the influence of islandistas‎ – after all, style and the Caribbean are practically synonymous! Some […]

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Islandista on the rise: Haitian-born designer Azede Jean-Pierre

‎This time last year, Haiti-born, Atlanta-raised designer Azede Jean-Pierre was getting ready to make her official debut at New York Fashion Week. Since then, you would have ‎seen her designs every where – on US First Lady Michelle Obama who wore custom Azede Jean-Pierre on the cover of Essence Magazine’s August issue, on Lady Gaga […]

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Our favourite looks from New York Fashion Week

Bright colours and bold textures and patterns dominated the looks we loved from New York Fashion Week this season. Now, the fall/winter looks are always more severe than the spring/summer looks both in colour and cut – though frankly, we don’t understand why! The drearier the weather, the more cheerful the colours should be in […]

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Fashion Week feting!

Even with the horrid weather that has been keeping lots of celebs home or better yet, vacationing in the Caribbean , several islandistas were still pret-a-feter when online luxury fashion retailer Net-A-Porter launched their new print venture – the bimonthly Porter magazine during New York Fashion Week. Antiguan stylist June Ambrose and Jamaican-descended designer Carly […]

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New York Fashion Week: the Saints go marching in and more

  So Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (aka New York Fashion Week) is well underway and we can’t even lie… Jamaican agency Saint International is dominating the runways, as far as Caribbean models go. We already told you about newcomer Kai Newman, who had an epic debut season back in September for the Spring/Summer 2014 collections […]

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Let the fashion games begin!

Sure, the Olympics started as well but here at Islandista, we have another spectator sport on our mind – the biannual fashion season, which got started yesterday in New York City with the launch of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. As usual, we will be keeping a keen eye out for islandista models, designers and front […]

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Islandistas out front and partying it up at New York Fashion Week

Well, we could have told you that… Islandistas have been everywhere for New York Fashion Week, at times making the front rows and more importantly, the after-parties look like CARICOM! Antiguan stylist to the stars June Ambrose, Trini rapper Nicki Minaj, Barbados’ own Rihanna, St. Lucian fashion muse and editor Shala Monroque were among those […]

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Islandista supermodels call for more diversity on the catwalks

Jamaican-Brit supermodels Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn have added their voices to Bethann Hardison’s call for more diversity on the catwalks at the Big Four fashion weeks. Coming off the runway after the Jason Wu show at New York Fashion Week (one of the few shows to really display diversity but Wu knows how his […]

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New York Fashion Week – designers have an orange crush

So we are officially half-way through New York Fashion Week. Four days and nights of shows are behind us with four more to come. So it’s as good a time as any to take a look at what designers have in mind for us for next year. The answer – orange. Lots and lots of […]