PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands; Monday, May 23rd, 2011 – The often featured noted fashion and commercial photographer, and proponent for the arts in the Turks and Caicos Islands - Kazz Forbes - will be making his fashion debut in the Big Apple next month.
Forbes, who hails from South Caicos, but has Bahamian heritage will be showcasing his designer collection “ Le Caicos Chic: A romance with decadence” at the Caribbean International Fashion Week (CIFW), which takes place on Wednesday, June 8th 2011 in New York, USA.
The CIFW is an event that is being held in conjunction with Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Foundation’s 2011 Caribbean week of activities. This inaugural event marks the assembly of dozens of premier Caribbean designers with a multitude of extensive media, buyers, Caribbean officials and industry professionals with the sole purpose of bringing more exposure and sales revenue to Caribbean fashion designers in effect bringing a greater admiration and appreciation for Caribbean fashion and beauty.
“Kazz’s participation beat out an impressive field of 365 applicants to complete with the group of 15 elite designers from the Caribbean that will be presenting,” says Glenda Lugay, CEO of CIFW.
As the principal designer for Saint George Fashion House (SGFH), a men’s and women’s high-end fashion line, Forbes endeavors to establish a Turks and Caicos Islands first, a designer clothing brand for the discerning fashion conscious clientele from our ‘ Beautiful by Nature’ shores to the international market.
Accompanying Kazz to New York is his muse, Ms Brianna Williams. Brianna, who currently can be seen hovering over Down Town Providenciales on a Digicel TCI billboard that was photographed by Forbes, is slated to wear one of the designer’s signature pieces, one that is expected generate a lot of media and fashion attention.
Kazz has completed campaigns and projects for Digicel, TCI Top Model Contest & Fashion Extravaganza, VH1 Save The Music Foundation, Miss Earth Canada Organization, MTV UK, Bahamas Islands of the World Fashion Week, Mrs. Bahamas Pageant, Montreal Mode & Fashion Festival, and Royele Model Management, to name but a few.
This experience has fueled Forbes’ ambition, fashion awareness and direction. Since its inception, the Saint George Fashion House label has garnered tremendous buzz amongst industry insiders and fashion lovers awaiting its debut. This being the principal reasons why Forbes was chosen to represent the Turks and Caicos Islands at such a prestigious event.
“I’ve always had a passion for fashion. I love it in all its creative forms. There is a time for everything and I have chosen the year 2011 to showcase and offer fashion of my own creativity. Being a designer from the Turks and Caicos, given an opportunity to debut in the fashion capital of the world: New York City - is a major career boost. Words cannot express my excitement, the anticipation and the sheer pride I feel to represent my homeland,” said Forbes, SGFH principal designer.
“This is indeed an incredible honour and a privilege that I am entrusted with. One that I endeavor the make TCI, my supporters and myself proud.”
Forbes participation to the Caribbean International Fashion Week is being sponsored by the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board, Digicel TCI, Acres of Diamonds, Caribbean Property Management, Alicia Shulman Jewels of NYC, Royal West Indies Resort, Caribbean Energy Distributors, NuWoman Magazine, Savory & Co, Royele Communications Ltd, Benjamin Moore Paints and TCI Paint Supplies.