Pulse is pursuing a much deeper penetration of the Caribbean ahead of this year’s CFW. As a “best of” event in 2017, the region’s leading designers since inception (2001), have been invited to participate, and several have confirmed their attendance.
However, for new and emerging designers, Pulse’s strategy will be particularly effective. Select new talent will have an opportunity to fit the “Best of” format on the basis of exceptional talent and presentation.
Another feature to flow from this Caribbean project is the presence of new model stars from the wider region. In this regard, Trinidad’s Shalisha Stewart, a rising international model, introduced by Pulse to the market this February, is a key example. Shalisha was signed to Models1 in London had the distinction of immediately being optioned for several of fashion’s top labels such as Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Prada. In Paris, she took the opportunity to do tests to develop her book and in London, she did runway shows for Temperly and J..JS Lee.
Pulse, the Caribbean’s foremost fashion and entertainment company and its model agency, responsible for some of the world’s most successful international models such as Jeneil Williams, Alicia Burke, Nadine Willis, Jaunel Mc Kenzie and Oraine Barrett, has teamed with PRIDE, Europe’s leading glossy magazine for the woman of colour, to execute a collaborative search for the next top designer and model from the U.K..
The winning designer will get the opportunity to launch his or her collection at CFW 2017, while the model will get a chance to sign with Pulse and begin an international career. Both will be featured in the London based, PRIDE magazine
Not only will the work of the region’s best designers be on show, but everything from the foods we eat, the holistic care of mind and body, what we wear, how we live and how we rock our style, will be reflected in this year’s CFW, as the event focuses on Total Fashion.
This expanded approach will be reflected in new partnerships with our best restaurants, bars, gyms, spas and all lifestyle related entities, in what is expected to be the best of Caribbean Fashionweek. The Total Fashion celebration will culminate in brilliant collections and concert performance from music superstars. At CFW, fashion is more than clothing, it’s a lifestyle!
We invite you to be a part of this incredible fashion experience. Participate and celebrate!
CFW 2017 will return to Villa Ronai. The stunningly beautiful 9-acre lifestyle village, will play host to the Caribbean’s most spectacular fashion event come June 7 – 11, 2017.
Pulse will once again pull out all the stops as it transforms this unique property of exotic plant life, topography, architecture and art filled gardens into a fashion village. Villa Ronai is also home to Jamaica’s finest restaurant, the Majestic Sushi and Grill.
As the international press, models and designers converge on Kingston in June for CFW, fashionphiles will experience the presentation of designer collections with the beauty of nature as its magnificent backdrop.
A special experience awaits CFW 2017 front row ticket holders who will receive complimentary tours to the newly opened Peter Tosh Museum at the Peter Tosh Square, the Pulse Centre, New Kingston.
Endorsed by music icon Mick Jagger, the Tosh museum has been cited by the New York Times as a key reason to visit Kingston this year, naming Jamaica’s capital city #24 in the list of places to visit in 2017. Similar museum notices have appeared in the Washington Post, the UK Guardian, Billboard magazine and several other publications around the world.
The museum honours the life and legacy of Peter Tosh, Jamaica’s global music legend and founding member of the Wailers (with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer). Prime Minister, Andrew Holness was guest speaker at the official dedication ceremony on Tosh’s birthday, October 19, 2016
Alicia Burke has walked the runway for a staggering 40 plus designers this show season. Among them are Stella Mc Cartney, Gucci,
Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Prada and Versace.
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.