ALKALINE FOR CFW 2017

Danehall superstar Alkaline is as hot as it gets and his unique style makes it natural and logical for him to create fashion. Alkaline will debut his urban wear collection at CFW on Friday, June 9. By 16, Alkaline was already recording and producing his own records. While at Ardenne High Alkaline was already recording and producing his own records. While at Ardenne High Alkaline balanced school and the groundwork of a solo career by recording music in and around local studios whenever he got the chance.

Alkaline comes to the fore with a bundle of hard-core rhymes, killer hooks and slick production, and is considered by his fans as undoubtedly on of the “Baddest” lyricists.

“Alkaline’s personal style is one with an urban edge with a twist and hard-core appeal. One he dubs as dancehall meets urban pop rock culture.”

ALICIA BURKE IN STOCKHOLM FOR H&M

Pulse superstar Alicia Burke spent the weekend in Stockholm Sweden shooting the latest H&M Look Book. H&M, a massive fashion brand has called on the services of the Jamaican for the second time in 2 months (she shot packaging in March) and is now set to become a global model ambassador for the brand.

`as she continues her phenomenal ways on the international circuit. Alicia’s May is looking like her best month yet. With the month only a quarter way advanced, she is “killing it” with a May madness that is hard to imagine. So far this month, she has already completed assignments for Zara, H&M, Clinique, J Crew (twice), Ralph Lauren (third time this year), with confirmed bookings for the likes of Valentino, Madewell and other clients that cannot be mentioned at this time.

DRENNA LUNA TO SHOW NEW COLLECTION AT CFW

Fashion designer Suzie lee Chambers will present hr line’s new season of clothing against the stunning backdrop of villa Ronai at CFW in June. Swim and resort wear have become synonymous with the Lee Ann Designz label but this year, Chambers says she plans to give her fashion fans a whole new array of styles from which to choose. We are looking beyond swim and resort pieces, our brand has grown over the years and we are looking to give our clients much more options while maintaining our elegant and sophisticated imprints on the clothes.

BEST OF CFW 2017

FEATURING

Ashanti

Alicia Burke

Fuse ODG

Jeneil Williams

Biggie

Meilling

Lois Samuels

Carla Campbell

Pat Wright

Drenna Luna

Tiger Lilly

Alkaline

The Cloth

Porsche

& More of the Best

JENEIL WILLIAMS TO DEBUT LEISURE COLLECTION AT CFW

Janeil Williams’ name is inextricably linked to fashion and beauty and for the June production of CFW, this Pulse supermodel is set to take all her experience as a fashion superstar to debut her new swimwear collection.

Inspired by her travels, Williams says she plans to draw from the lush colours of the World’s islands as well as their pristine environment to capture this into a swimsuit line that is going to be highly fashionable, sexy and super functional. More than most, she would know how to make this happen having been the Nike girl for the past several years, pushing not only on their super practical and sexy exercise gear but also giving fitness tips to potential wears. They would understand how a maillot should suit a body. There is decidedly great anticipation for Ms. Williams’ freshman outing at CFW.

GRAMMY WINNING, HISTORY MAKER ASHANTI FOR CFW

Grammy award winning and history making singer, song-writer, actress and dancer Ashanti, will perform a full concert at CFW on Sunday, June 11. Born Asanti Douglas, this fashionista and fixture at the global fashion weeks will be paying her visit to CFW and will be a celebrity host of CFW events as well as perform. Also performing at Caribbean Fashion Week this year is hot British Ghanaian chart topping star Fuse ODG, best known for his new afro beats and #1 hit collaborations with Sean Paul, Nyla and Major Lazer. Fuse will also debut his fashion collection on Saturday June 10.

Ashanti, the American R&B, hip hop star is from Long Island New York. Before releasing her debut album with the Murder Inc. label, Ashanti made her presence known by being featured on several songs by rappers signed to the label. She collaborated with rapper Ja Rule-the first of many collaborations between the artists-on the song “Always on Time,” and later lent her voice to the chorus of Fat Joe’s single “What’s Luv.” With the success of those singles, it wasn’t long before Ashanti was ready to release a single of her own, introducing her solo vocals to the World in “Foolish.” All three of these songs were hits, simultaneously making their way to the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the Top 10 slot, with two of the three singles holding the No. 1 and No. 2 spots.

ASHANTI FAST FACTS

 

  • Ashanti was born in Long Island, New York, USA
  • Ashanti started her career as a dancer trained in tap, jazz and ballet.
  • Ashanti’s mother Tina Douglas was her instructor and her first tutor
  • Ashanti’s father, Kencaid Douglas was a singer
  • Ashanti acted in TV shows & commercials before starting her singing career
  • Ashanti’s first single was Foolish.
  • Ashanti’s most successful collaborations was with Ja Rule.
  • Ashanti simultaneously had a #1 and #2 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • Ashanti’s first album Ashanti sold 500,000 copies in it’s first week of sales
  • Her album set a Sound Scan record for the greatest selling debut album from a female artist.
  • Ashanti entered the Guiness Book of World Records for this achievement.

MEILING, NIKKI WRIGHT RETURN TO CFW IN JUNE

MEILING

Caribbean fashion design royalty, Meiling returns to the CFW stage in June.

This designer’s staple of chic, classic clothes will be sure to excite her fashion fans not only in Jamaica but the World over.

Her Consistent and impeccable standards have earned her devotees in the Caribbean and beyond. Whether colourful resort clothes or monochromatic schemes, Meiling constantly delivers lines of clothing that last in a wardrobe for years, yet whether she presents new material, there is no resisting acquisition to add to the growing collection.

The CFW audience can prepare to see an excellent collection from one of Trinidad’s finest.

 

NIKKI WRIGHT

Nikki Wright was born in Linstead, Jamaica but raised in London, England. Wright has worked in fashion for most of her adult life. She started in the industry as a fashion editor, transitioned to model agency representation and then settled where her heart has always been- fashion design.

Back for her sophomore showing at CFW having debut to a stunning reception at the event last year, Nikki Wright brings what she describes as her ‘Caribbean vibrancy meets British punk’ style. Bold clothes and fabrics are staples in this designer’s collection. “My client is a woman who embraces a certain “risqué”. She is not a conformist whose wardrobe selection is the norm. I combine brave colours with a bit of sexy, expertly constructed to give a sense of confidence and class to the Nikki Wright woman.” Fashion must be expressive and fun says the designer who is looking forward to her second outing on the CFW runway.

MELIA BRACO PROVIDES BREATHTAKING BACK DROP FOR CARIBBEAN MODEL SEARCH TV SHOW

Melia Braco Resort Village was the perfect location for this season’s CMS TV show. After Alicia Burke’s stunning success as the winner of the previous edition of Pulse’s Caribbean Search, this year’s contestants got a chance to compete for the ultimate prize in modelling, this side of the hemisphere, in one of Jamaica’s most beautiful resorts. They did challenges and several shoots on Melia Braco’s sprawling luxury property. The ultra-upscale, Level; the World class, Yhi spa and naturally, the resorts breathtaking beachside were just some of the spots for their activities. The excitement and drama of the series hits TV screens on Saturdays at 8:30 with repeats on Wednesdays at 5:30. The show premiers, May 6 on TVJ.

Inspired by the recent success of Pulse stars Francine James and last year’s Alicia Burke, the search attracted hundreds of prospective models keen on realizing their dreams and taking aiming at becoming Pulse’ next global star. The field has been narrowed to twenty-two girls in this season’s battle of Fashion vs Petites.

ALICIA SHOOTS AMERICAN VOGUE

Hot Pulse supermodel Alicia Burke added a third Vogue edition to her portfolio, when she shot American Vogue in New York City last week. She now boasts the three most important editions of the magazine- French, Italian and American