Calling all fashionistas

Aspiring
fashion designers and models wanting to take part in this April’s Fresh Cayman
Couture Fashion show must register with the Cayman National Cultural Foundation
by no later than 5 February.

The
fashion show, now in its fourth year, will draw from professionals representing
the local and international fashion and entertainment industries to develop
aspiring fashion designers in Cayman.

Registration
is free and forms can be downloaded from artscayman.org. Completed forms can be
dropped off at the CNCF office off Lawrence Boulevard.

For
last year’s winner, Jawara Alleyne, it was a case of second time lucky. One of
his prizes was involved him attending Caribbean Fashion Week in Kingston,
Jamaica. He is currently doing an associate degree in business administration
at the University College of the Cayman Islands and hopes to pursue a career in
fashion design when he has finished his studies.

Designers
wanting to take part in the Fresh Cayman Couture Fashion show and interested members
of the public are invited to attend at two day workshop.

Day
one of the workshop Collection Development is on Friday, 5 February from
5.30-8.30pm at the Harquail Studio Theatre. The workshop co-ordinator will be
Patricia Kentish-Skeete. She is a senior lecturer at the Edna Manley School of
the Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica.

The
workshop will show designers how to develop ideas from their inspiration to the
style and the finished product on paper,” said Donna Reid, programmes manager
at the Cayman National Cultural Foundation.

Also
included in the workshop will be aspects of styling, which will show
participants how to accessories garments.

Day
two of the workshop runs from 10am to noon and breaks for lunch before resuming
at 2-5pm. The workshop Fashion Illustration will demonstrate the basic
techniques of sketching and how to make the garment appealing for presentation.

The
registration deadline for CNCF sponsored workshop registration is also 5 February.

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