Funky fresh for artistic fest

FRESH is the longest running fashion event in the Cayman Islands and serves as an avenue for local fashion designers to present and promote design innovation in the Cayman Islands. FRESH 2012 will feature six local designers who will compete for various awards, two additional guest designers and over forty Caymanian models.

In addition to the main fashion event, FRESH will include a pre-event party, after-party, several signature design awards, a fashion exhibit, and music entertainment.

Awards will be designed and produced out of Caymanite by Horacio Esteban, who has also designed one-of-a-kind shades which you can bid on.

FRESH aims to provide opportunities for local designers to fine-tune their craft for fashion design and to network with influential persons in the fashion industry. The event also serves to educate aspiring designers and models of the fashion opportunities available to them.

FRESH is a part of the Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s annual CayFest series of events and celebrates all things Caymanian.

Six local designers will compete for awards including top designer; emerging designer; Cayman culture in design; people’s choice.

International guests include R&B singer J Holiday, Shaggy stylist Dexter Pottinger, Serena Williams’ makeup artist Natasha Gross, shades and accessory designers Coco && Breezy and of course Horacio Esteban, Caymanite sculptor extraordinaire.

Coco && Breezy say they are looking forward to making a one-of-a-kind piece with Horacio.

Local designers participating include Jacqueline Bleicher, Mara McBean, Melissa Dilbert, Sandra Lichtenstein, Shirley DaCosta and Virginia Foster. Kidan Brooks and Jawara Alleyne will be presenting collections at the event, which features over 40 models including Lindsey Japal, Miss Cayman Islands.

The event is on Saturday, 28 April. Red Carpet reception/Silent Auction at 6.30pm and event starts at 8pm at the Governor’s Ballroom, Westin Casuarina. 
Tickets are $50 or $100 stage front including free wine and hors d’ouevres, afterparty and swag bags. Tickets are available from La Belle Salon, all Fosters Food Fairs and the Cayman National Cultural Foundation.

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