Artist Rendition of the set-up at the Fashion Caribbean venue.

The Image Modeling Agency says that this year’s LIME Fashion Caribbean on Feb. 13, will continue the trend of pushing the boundaries of fashion and event planning to the next level.

“The Image team, after a five-year hiatus has selected perhaps one of its biggest location challenges to date and they are excited to pull off their best transformation ever,” the agency said.

Fashion Caribbean will take place at the Villa Campus of the Community College.

“The SVG Community College, on paper, might not seem like the ideal spot, but sources inside of the agency are saying that they are hoping to make this very space the new home for Fashion Caribbean for years to come,” the agency said in a press statement.

“The SVG Community College grounds boast everything that is needed for the creation of a stellar fashion experience. From the blank canvas that is the College grounds where the 100-foot catwalk will be built, to security, easy access to the venue as well as ample parking in and around the facility along with other amenities, it was the agency’s first choice for the re-introduction of Fashion Caribbean into the annual event calendar. One sponsor upon hearing of the intended location replied simply by saying ‘Perfect!’”

Fashion Caribbean sponsors doing a site visit. Fashion Caribbean sponsors doing a site visit.

This year’s show features over 15 Caribbean designers including, Reve Jewellery & Accessories from Jamaica, Ecliff Elie, Millhouse and Sew Lisa from Trinidad, Trefle Designs from the British Virgin Islands, J’angelique from Barbados as well as Jeremy Payne, Shernicia Mayers, Kimon Baptiste, Kimya Glasgow, Karen DeFreitas and Odini Sutherland from St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The cast is completed with the inclusion of four up and coming designers, Rachel Bailey, Olecia Lynch, Chenise Hendrickson and Jamal Jacob who will present their first mini collections on the FC stage.

This year Fashion Caribbean spans across two days, the catwalk show on Saturday night, followed by the after party “Jazz on the Verandah” at the French Verandah.

Passes will be handed out by the French Verandah representatives at the show for entry into the after-party.

On Sunday, Feb. 14, the Fashion Caribbean Trunk Show will take place at the Grenadine House Hotel.

This new element will provide the public with the opportunity to interact with the Fashion Caribbean designers, see the collections and place orders for work they would have seen the night before. This is all part of Image’s ongoing mission to create a full-service fashion event catered to meet the needs of the ever-evolving fashion industry and the consumers who support it.

Image says that Fashion Caribbean has always been known as a truly innovative event in St. Vincent.

The Image Modeling Agency’s brainchild was first held in 2001 at the Ottley Hall Marina and for each subsequent year, the agency has always used the opportunity to push the boundaries of fashion and event planning to the next level.

“From warehouse spaces in Camden Park and Ottley Hall, to hotel pool sides and casino grounds, Image has always managed to execute a world class event at every showing,” the agency says.