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Vincentian soca artiste, Skinny Fabulous, in a Peta Odini design.
Vincentian soca artiste, Skinny Fabulous, in a Peta Odini design.

The LIME Fashion Caribbean designer roster boasts some big names in the Caribbean industry including some very notable ones who are making waves in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Set to show on the Fashion Caribbean stage on Feb. 13, are Atelier Shernicia by Shernicia Mayers, Fashion Is Payne by Jeremy Payne, Kimmystic by Kimon Baptiste, Kimya Glasgow, Soka by Karen DeFreitas and Peta Odini by Odini Sutherland.

Many of these designers have shown their work across the region and have created formidable brand presence in the industry.

Two of these designers, Soka and Peta Odini, will be showing on the FC stage for the first time but neither are strangers to the runway.

Soka, which is the brand by Karen DeFreitas, who is a Parsons graduate and has had her work featured in numerous publications and has also shown in Miami, New York and most recently in Jamaica at Collection Moda.

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Peta Odini, which is one of three menswear labels that will be showing at Fashion Caribbean this year, has shown in Trinidad only so far. However, designer Odini Sutherland has graced the Fashion Caribbean stage a number of times as a past Image model.

Another veteran of the FC stage, Kimon Baptiste, has recently shown in St. Kitts and has interned with Project Runway Runner-Up Victor Luna, while Kimya Glasgow, who is the proprietor of Kimya Glasgow Inc, one of the few boutiques that carries Caribbean ready-to-wear and jewelry, is also expected to be a crowd favourite.

Shernicia Mayers, an alumni of Mission Catwalk, which is the Caribbean’s equivalent of Project Runway, is also another hometown favourite and Jeremy Payne who showed in Fashion Caribbean 2010 as part of the Fresh Face of Fashion section is now very well known for his unique hand painted pieces and ready to bring some serious “Caribbean Chill” on show night.

This year’s show will again feature the Fresh Face of Fashion Section, E.N.V.E. by Rachel Bailey, Estilo by Olecia Lynch, JJ Creations by Jamal Jacob and Reine Du Chic by Chenise Hendrickson are all set to make their catwalk debuts at Fashion Caribbean.

Organisers say they are really happy to have such a great batch of new designers for this year’s FFF section.

They say that designers are being challenged to think more seriously about their work especially with regards to their branding and presentations.

Fashion Caribbean will also feature designers from Trinidad, Barbados, British Virgin Islands and Jamaica. The Fashion Caribbean Trunk Show will also be held on the following day, will provide the opportunity for the public to meet all the designers and see the FC collections up close and personal.