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Fame Caribbean launches

Saturday, November 18, 2017

FAME (Foundation for Fashion Apparel Manufacturing Entrepreneurship) Caribbean launches at the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa), Port-of-Spain on Saturday, November 25, at 7 pm.

A spectacular showcase of Caribbean fashion talent is in store for the world to appreciate, crafted in a theatrical production.

FAME Caribbean is the brainchild of Andrew Ramroop OBE, a Trinidad-born master artist tailor of Savile Row. He founded the prestigious Savile Row Academy of tailoring in London, and after 50 years of expert craftsmanship, elite training and identifying the excellence in Caribbean style, he’s returned to use his influence to fortify this trademark ethos, to use his equity to advance this alternative style, to use his expertise to train and elevate this unique apparel manufacture and to use his enlightenment to strategically position this New World fashion trade FAME, in its initial year is aimed at branding Caribbean style and presenting it to the world, through select local and regional designers, while positioning T&T as the epicentre of the regional fashion industry. This platform is intended to set in motion an acknowledgement that there is a Caribbean aesthetic and put in place the mobilising of export- worthy apparel, the lure for innovative fashion wares and thesales positioning of niche-market style options, all for the global fashion stage/market.

FAME creative director Richard Young has been entrusted with the responsibility of harnessing signature brands and of incorporating them within the feature that is the inaugural showcase.

Young says that his objective is to ensure the presence of trademark style arbiters in this compendium, to express the multifaceted and outstanding nature and the compelling brand identity of the Caribbean aesthetic. This is to reenergise the lucrative potential of this viable economic sector.

The dynamic of the event is to infuse sustainable development action, by promoting the non-traditional creative industries, in a substantive way so as to engage economic diversification mandates. A release from FAME stated, “A fundamental focus of FAME Caribbean 2017 is to give back to socio-economic development and address youth empowerment so as ensure more holistic life chance for future generations.

Against this backdrop, part proceeds would be allocated to the Hibiscus Foundation, to service pediatric HIV/AIDS care.”

The November 25 presentation would showcase 30 designer capsule presentations coursed with suitable talent highlights to effect a winning Creative Arts spectacular to kick off the FAME initiative.

Designers from Jamaica, Antigua, St Lucia, Barbados and Guyana would join the line up. Tickets are available at NAPA box office and Chaud Cafe.


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