Making our mark in the fashion world

“The Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) that occurred between the European Union and the ACP countries, including the Caribbean Community, offer enhanced opportunities for collaboration in the field of industries including cultural and fashion,” reads a line on the website for Kreyol Fashion Days (http://kfdays.com).

Three Antiguan and Barbudan designers – Jean Marie Thomas, Calvin Southwell and Miranda Askie – along with trade representative Julianne Jarvis were announced as the latest to capitalise on these evolving opportunities with their scheduled participation in the Guadeloupe event.

Southwell is a veteran of the industry, while Askie is the woman behind a growing jewellery brand. More on Thomas, perhaps the local designer to most successfully capitalise on the opportunities available through the EPA, a little later in this piece.

The delegation was set to fly Thursday for the November 29 to December 1 event. The event, patronised by famed international designer Jean Paul Gaultier, is more than just a fashion showcase. Read more
Courtesy : www.antiguaobserver.com

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