Event Schedule CFW 2017

Wednesday, June 7:

Press Conference, Villa Ronai

Emerging Designer Showcase, Ent. Deck, Villa Ronai

CFW Pepperseed: PULS8, New Kingston

Thursday, June 8:

CFW Gala:

The New Porsche Motorsports Gallery, Knutsford Blvd

Friday, June 9:

CFW Fashion Collections: Villa Ronai

After Party: The Refuge Villa Ronai

Saturday, June 10:

CFW Fashion Collections: Villa Ronai

After Party: The Refuge, Villa Ronai

Sunday, June 11:

CFW Business Forum: Spanish Court10:00am

CFW Fashion Collections : Villa Ronai

After Party: The Refuge, Villa Ronai

Best of CFW 2017

 

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.

Pulse Models Global Impact

 

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.

The best of Pulse Super Models for CFW 2017

 

Many of Pulse’s superstars, past and present will walk in designer collections at this year’s CFW. Some of the well known models who have appeared on Caribbean Fashionweek are: Lois Samuels, Carla Campbell, Kimberley Mais, Nadine Willis, Sunna Gottshalk, Sedene Blake, Nikki Vassell, Sky Nicole Grey, Nell Robinson, Hector Lincoln, Khalil Marks, Gaye Mc Donald, Jaunel Mc Kenzie and Sanya Hughes. Combined with their fellow counterparts such as Juline Samuels, Romae Gordon, Angela Neil and Parisa Fitz Henley, the supermodels from Pulse have stacked up a virtual A-Z of exceptional worldwide fashion clients from Armani to Versace. Not to be forgotten are the many fashion campaigns, editorials and Vogue covers the Pulse stars have amassed

The Event

 

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.