Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fashion Journeys

You don't need to tackle the airlines to travel the world, just head to your nearest boutique. Fashions for 2008 and 2009 continue to be dominated by ethnic inspirations. The runways are awash in African prints, Caribbean colors and head wraps of every design. I love it all, I've never met a dramatic ethnic staple that I didn't like, whether it's a sumptuous Indian sari, an embroidered Mexican sundress or a woven Ethiopian gown. All of these garments are stuffed into my crowded closet because although the current fashion interpretations are great, there's nothing like the real thing. So, I'm spotlighting a designer that represents true global fashion. Trinidad & Tobago's Zadd & Eastman creates flowing ensembles that reflect Trinidad & Tobago's African and Asian cultural mix. They rocked Caribbbean fashion week in Jamaica and provide an elegant escort into Trini style territory.

Images courtesy of Fashion Over Style.

4 comments:

Jacqueline Smith said...

"Elegant" is right. Caribbean designers are making statements to the world. The fashion industry as a whole - our models are also making their presence felt.

Fly Girl said...

That's right Jacqueline! Caribbean fashion represent!

Ebony Intuition said...

I love the dresses..and I love the Caribbean (Barbados)

Fly Girl said...

Thanks Ebony! My next trip will be to Barbados in a couple of weeks so stay tuned for more Caribbean culture and fashion from a Bajan perspective!