Saturday, December 16, 2017

The best in fashion at Tobago Love


Koko Karibi Designs

Mark Fraser

 Tobago Fashion Coda is an all-inclusive event which features the best in fashion from our twin-island Republic. In its second year with a theme of Tobago Love, the event is set to create a platform where fashion, food, entertainment and tourism combine to produce an exciting, first-class tourism product.  

Happening on April 24, the Tobago Fashion Coda comes as an attractive compliment to the Tobago Jazz Experience (April 19-27).  

This all-inclusive experience will showcase not only fashion, but also the best of Tobagonian gourmet food provided by the Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute.

Look out for fashion from 13 fantastic designers on the runaway at Tobago Fashion Coda. Here are some of the designers’ profiles and photos of their creations.


Noor Designs: A luxury women’s wear brand with keen attention to detail, high quality and providing an exclusive product. Using fine silks, cottons, linens and suitings to create a product that exudes elegance, Noor is all about good quality, luxury and elegance. Having studied at the Asian Institute of Fashion Design in Karachi she’s also a graduate of Caribbean Academy of Fashion & Design (CAFD), University of Trinidad & Tobago. Don’t miss her at TFC 2014


Tobago Fashion Coda is proud to have the return of Millhouse, in its first showing in Trinidad and Tobago since 2011. Look out for Millhouse Menswear and their tailored designs at TFC 2014.


Millhouse Menswear: Millhouse is a luxury design men’s wear label catering to a select clientele — the stylish male. The company began as a small customised tailoring shop on Independence Square, Port of Spain in 1997 and has come to be known for a clean tailored line of branded male apparel. Owned and operated by Coline Baptiste-Mills and Gregory Mills, their philosophy is; “We can’t be ordinary, we have a global vision to bring the Caribbean ‘saga boy’ to the world stage”. 


Having recently returned from the UK, the dynamic team has many educational accolades — Gregory Mills graduated with a Diploma 3 from the Savile Row Academy. He is now the first ‘local’ tailor to be the recipient of such a prestigious award. Coline holds an MA Fashion Retail from the University of the Arts, London College of Fashion London UK. 


Koko Karibi Designs: In 2007, Koko Karibi Designs realised its genesis in both the spiritual and physical landscape of the Caribbean and its peoples. Their designs reflect the diversity of cultural experiences that reflect the Caribbean people and by extension the migratory heritage of their origins. Using a sound understanding of the elements of good design, designer Jacqueline Charles is able to combine traditional skills, modern concepts and an understanding of marketing and merchandising principles, to produce designs that are competitive for a sophisticated global market. Look out for KKD on the runway along with clothing from Kaj Designs.