Plus-Size Women Want More From Caribbean Designers
Statistics across the Caribbean are showing the unavoidable truth—the majority of our region's women are not size '0'. All over the world, plus-size fashion week events are growing in esteem and designers are including sizes above '12' in their collections, opening plus-size sections of department stores and creating fashionable lines for larger ladies. In 2012, it is time for Caribbean designers to catch up and take up the challenge.
The focus of the Caribbean Fashion Plus +Week 2012 (CFPW 2012) is to create a fashion-forward environment for the Caribbean within which the needs of the plus-size (ladies) and big-and-tall (gents) communities of the world can be served.
CFPW 2012 is an international event, open to all clothing and accessory designers, make-up and hair stylists, which will facilitate and encourage business networking, fashion education seminars and will support the on-going process of building a more prominent plus-size fashion industry on the Caribbean.
Hosts, CARIVOG International intends for Caribbean Fashion Plus Week to be the event at which the Caribbean and International industry can come together, not just for the fashion, but for the business side of the plus-size industry where opportunities can be created.
The entire plus-size fashion week runs from October 31 to the grand finale "Runway Caribbean" on November 4 at the Cascadia Hotel, St Ann's. The final runway will showcase an exciting selection of the latest designs from the Caribbean and around the world for the plus-size and big-and-tall community.
Calling all fashion Industry stakeholders:
• If you are a Caribbean clothing designer you are invited to take on the challenge of designing a full plus-size line for CFPW 2012.
• Passionate about fashion accessories and design of unique jewelry? The CFPW has networking opportunities and a special event during the week for you.
• Calling make-up artists and hairstylists: The CFPW 2012 is interested in hiring a competent team to work for this year's runway events and is seeking flexible hair and make-up professionals who are flexible and can work well in high-pressure, backstage environments.
Are you up to the challenge? Then email the CFPW at email@example.com with the subject "Fashion Designer", "Accessories", "Make-Up Artist" or "Hairstylist", according to your area of interest. Deadline for sending in your information is August 31, 4 p.m.
If you are a plus-size consumer who has a passion for fashion and designer products, but find it difficult to access quality brands and services, this is the event for you. Volunteers are also welcome through the CFPW Curve Vibes volunteer organisation. For more information on how you can join Curve Vibes, contact Valarie at 340-5288.
CFPW 2012 will also host fashion and beauty culture seminars at Cascadia hotel, which will be crafted to address the many requests that have come from the plus-size market for services and products from the fashion, beauty and lifestyle industries. Some exciting international guests may also be featured.
The CFPW 2012 embraces and incubates colour and creativity, and each event to come has a distinct flair for the theatrical. This vibrant energy is one that you will have to experience for yourself.
For more information call 764-5473, visit the Caribbean Fashion Plus+ Week website at caribbeanplussizefashionweek.com or, Search for us on Facebook: Caribbean Fashion Plus Week.