New York – Turks & Caicos Islands own Mr Kazz Forbes, made his fashion debut in the Big Apple last night, Wednesday, June 8th, 2011.
Forbes, who hails from South Caicos – beat out 365 designers from the Caribbean to showcase his designer collection “Le Caicos Chic: A Romance with Decadence” at the Caribbean International Fashion Week (CIFW). The CIFW is being held in conjunction with Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Foundation’s 2011 Caribbean week of activities that is taking place in New York this week.
The event aimed to empower Caribbean designers, highlighting their contributions to the industry and branding the Caribbean as a global player in culture, tourism and fashion. The CIFW took place at the Arena in the heart of Times Square, with IMAN Cosmetics selected as the exclusive makeup sponsor; the Diamond Noir Collection present and host the week-long affair.
“The show was an overwhelming success. I could not have of asked more anything more. Being a designer from the Turks and Caicos, given this amazing opportunity to debut in the fashion capital of the world: New York City – it was indeed a major career boost. Words cannot express my excitement, my incredible delight and the sheer pride I felt when I saw the collection coming together as a whole; and more so when worn by the models; then presented to a capacity crowd that gave me a standing ovation,” said a beaming Forbes.
‘Le Caicos Chic: A romance with Decadence’ is an all black collection. Forbes said he wanted wanted the collection to be edgy, sexy and bold; but very classy and elegant – as it is in keeping with the aesthetics of his Saint George Fashion House (SGFH) brand. “Black is a strong, solid formidable choice, one that command attention and revere. Besides, every lady needs a few black dresses and separates; and every man must have the essential black ensembles in his closet. Also, black to me represents a darker vision of sexy, edge and bold,” added Kazz.
Saint George Fashion House is a men and ladies high-end fashion line. With this collection under his belt, 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.
Forbes participation to the Caribbean International Fashion Week was sponsored by the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board, DigicelTCI, 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.