Grammy Award winning R&B star, Ashanti, will be a special guest at CFW 2017.
The highly regarded fashionista will bring her celebrity status to the event and will also perform a concert for her fans.
The artist, known for her sultry soprano voice and a unique style of hip hop earned her the title Princess of Hip Hop and R&B.
The singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actress is best known for her eponymous debut album, which featured the hit song “Foolish”, and sold over 500,000 copies in its first week of release throughout the U.S. The self-titled debut album won Ashanti her first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B album. Her second release achieved a platinum certification and other top 10 singles.
Kelly Rowland, Brian Mc Knight, Nia Long, Joe, Johny Gill, Beenie Man, Maxi Priest, Mavado, Machel Montano, David Rudder, Morgan Heritage and Eve have performed at the Caribbean’s premier fashion event.
The Caribbean’s best will be on show at the 17th renewal of the premier fashion event of the region.
The Caribbean’s finest designers as well as international stylists will present their current collections.
Kingston Jamaica will welcome International celebrities who will be in attendance at the event. Grammy award winning R&B star Ashanti will be the 2017 CFW special guest. Hot new British star, Fuse ODG will both perform and debut his collection. Other major superstars are expected to attend.
The newly opened Peter Tosh Museum will also come into focus as front row ticket holders will receive a complimentary tour of the facility during CFW. The spectacle unfolds June 7-11.
Since winning Pulse’s Model Search, Alicia Burke became fashion’s fastest rising star in 2016. Her blistering pace is set to light up the CFW runway when she returns for the 17th edition in June.
In less than a year, she has gone where no other Caribbean model has gone before. With works for Ralph Lauren’s ‘Iconic” campaign, make up mavericks Clinique and Bobbi Brown as well as Coach, Burke’s career has soared to new heights in record time.
She has walked the runway for some of the globe’s best designers: Armani, Dolce & Gabanna, Bottega Vennetta, Gucci, Lanvin, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Stella Mc Cartney, Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood, Prada, Versace and scores more, so much so that Vogue has declared her one of 6 bomshells taking over international fashion. And, to add to an already amazing year, the Pulse supermodel earned a triple fold out cover of the coveted Italian Vogue magazine.
After a stellar show season (see slide below). Burke’s recent fashion gigs include campaigns and advertising for Gucci, H&M and Tommy Hilfiger in March.
As the main catalyst for Caribbean fashion industry development, Caribbean Fashionweek continues to remain true to its essence. CFW introduced a global perspective to fashion in the region. It has focused international attention on what the Caribbean has to offer by working with stakeholders to build capacity and generate business for Caribbean stylists.
Caribbean Fashionweek designers have been featured in Vogue, The Associated Press, The Independent, Fashion TV Paris, The New York Times, i-D, The BBC and a host of other media around the world.
CFW has received a number of awards and has been recognized by British Vogue, as an important new development in world fashion.