Since showcasing his ‘Le Caicos Chic: A Romance with Decadence’ at the Caribbean International Fashion Week (CIFW) on June 8th in New York City, Turks & Caicos Islands own Mr. Kazz Forbes has been busy setting the stage for the continued growth and development of his brand, Saint George Fashion House (SGFH).
Recognizing his meteoric advancement in fashion, Forbes has been personally selected by Organizers of Miss Earth Canada Beauty Pageant 2011 to be the official swimwear designer for this year’s contest. This is not the first time Kazz has worked with the organization or his foray in the world of pageantry. He photographed Jessica Trisko, Miss Earth Canada 2007 and most recently photographed and styled Miss Tanzania Flaviana Matata for NuWoman Summer 2011 magazine and recently crowned Easher Parker, Miss Turks & Caicos Universe 2011 in SGFH attire.
Ronaldo Soriano Trono, National Director for the Miss Earth Canada Organization indicated in a statement “I first met Kazz in 2007, when he was an aspiring photographer and model working in Montreal. That same year, our Miss Earth Canada 2007 winner Ms. Jessica Trisko won the title of Miss Earth 2007 in the international competition and we asked Mr. Forbes to photograph Ms. Trisko for our yearly Miss Earth Canada magazine. He did, and we were impressed with the results.”
Since that time, Mr. Trono said, he has remained in touch with Forbes: “I have been following his career with interest. When I found out about his first fashion show in Manhattan, New York under his new company, Saint George Fashion House, I immediately thought of asking him if he would like to collaborate with the Miss Earth Canada Organization and be our Official Designer for the swimwear. So I did and he agreed. I was ecstatic, excited and proud to collaborate with the intelligent Mr. Kazz Forbes.”
On the collaboration, Forbes said that he was humbled and honored at being asked so early in his career to create a line for such a renowned organization. He noted that “the line is in keeping with the trademark aesthetic theme of SGFH, but giving the Miss Earth Canada contestants that pizzazz to show off their physique during the swimsuit competition.”
Since his New York debut, on July 8th, the Miss Turks & Caicos Universe Pageant Organization honoured Kazz for his achievement and accomplishments so far in fashion design and photography. Then on July 9th Forbes showcased a capsule collection at the Digicel TCI 5th Anniversary Fashion Show on Providenciales – his first catwalk presentation in the Turks & Caicos Islands.
“I am living my dream right now. The opportunities to present my work and showcase to the world have been tremendous and unexpected so early in my career. I am indeed ecstatic by the support and encouragement many have given me. As a young fashion designer I will continue to push ahead for the continued success of the SGFH line and the advancement of fashion in the Turks & Caicos Islands”, said Forbes.
The Miss Earth Canada 2011 Contest will be held on Friday, August the 19th at Holiday Inn Midtown Montreal, Grand Ballroom, Quebec (Canada).