Caribbean Designers Set to Make Their Mark During the London 2012 Olympics

On Saturday August 4th, 2012, a selection of exceptional Caribbean designers will present their collections as part of Caribbean Export Development Agency’s (Caribbean Export) Caribbean Fashion Showcase.

For additional information about Fashion Showcase please contact Leonel Naut, Advisor – Competitiveness and Innovation at or Beth Dowell at

{IMAGE VIA –} The exclusive presentation, which will be attended by a select audience of European buyers, stylists, fashion press and celebrities, will take place at the luxurious Grosvenor House Hotel during the 2012 London Olympics.

The Showcase serves as the opening of Caribbean Export’s Grosvenor presence and the Agency’s involvement in the African Caribbean Business Expo in London.

Following on from the highly successful Caribbean Collections London Fashion Week debut in February 2012, seven designers have been selected to highlight the region’s flourishing fashion talent. Showcasing designers include Phelicia Dell of Haiti whose range of handbags were chosen by Diane Von Furstenburg to be sold across her global chain of stores, Trinidadian designer Meiling, who has worked closely on a number of successful projects with Emmy Award-winning costume designer Peter Minshall, Jamaican designer Arlene Martin whose designs have been worn by Jamaican supermodel and American Vogue favourite Jaunel McKenzie, Haitian designer David André, Guyanese designer Sonia Noel, Luxury Suriname Jewelry brand Atelier Doré and Trinidadian jewellery designer Kirie Bain.

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