Don Grant of DGevents has been working feverishly towards the upcoming Tobago Jazz Experience which will be headlined by American diva and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dionne Warwick slated to run from Saturday April 20 to Sunday April 28. Fashion photographer Calvin French was approached to create 'a fashion experience' as part of the week long activities in the sister isle which will bring together new Resort lines at the Magdalena Grand Beach Resort in Tobago on Thursday April 25.
Historically, the influence of jazz upon popular culture is perhaps most apparent when looking at the developments in the fashion industry as far back as the 1920s. Today its acknowledged that music and fashion go hand and hand…also true is that the jazz enthusiast is generally a person of sophistication.
For the upcoming event French has assured "an evening of effortless Caribbean elegance celebrating many aspects of our twin island Republic." Designers to be featured include swimwear lines by Sandra Hordatt and Monique Nobrega. Women's wear by Claudia Pegus and Peter Elias…and Menswear by Trinidad born and New York based Francis Hendy.
Today we feature some images Calvin has created to conjure the mood that will punctuate the event and the various activities during the week in Tobago. It's almost a dream come to be; sea, sun, sand, fashion and wonderful music all in an island paradise!