Crowd pleasers

Barbados seems to have a bright future in fashion, especially among the up and coming artists that were featured at this year’s BMEX showcase.

Fashion has become a much anticipated aspect of BMEX and this year the shows were coordinated by John Hunte and Adzil Stuart.

The two designers featured this week are Brandi Estwick, whose line was manufactured by La Rosa Couture, and Alexi Campbell, from her La ROMA collection.

Estwick’s ready-to-wear clothing line was a hit with the crowd, but so too was Campbell’s Greece/Egyptian Warrior Goddess line.

La ROMA was launched at Bridgetown Barbados Fashionweek in 2011, and her Greece/Egyptian Warrior Goddess series featured intricately cut leather pieces, textured as a modern interpretation of armour, and soft chiffon and satins that form long skirts and trails to complete this modern take on ancient signs.

Campbell’s designs were accessorised by Keith Shepherd, of Christian Friss Jewellery.

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