Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Local Designers deliver at Ritz Carlton’s Escape to Couture

Local and International designers’ unveiled superb fun couture on Thursday, December 30 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel as Flow and the Ritz Carlton teamed up for an exciting avenue for exposure of local talent. Designers such as Déjà vu, Kitty Fashions, Uzuri, Ernesto Castro put on a glitzy show on December 30, as models walked the center lawn runway in couture wear from three categories: resort wear, swimwear and evening wear.

The Escape to Luxury Couture is an annual affair for the Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall Resort and this is the first time that Flow has been involved with the event. The showcase is a charitable event which sparked the interest of Flow as the Communications Company continues to look for avenues to facilitate opportunities for growth and exposure of Jamaican talent. In this case for upcoming designers to form associations with featured international designers. The event was recorded by Flow Jamaica and will be aired in two weeks on the Flow network to further expose local designers to new markets.

The night saw fashion aficionados and guests enter the heavenly oasis of the center lawn of the Ritz-Carlton Golf and Spa Resort, Rose Hall Jamaica, to the ‘Escape to Luxury Couture’ with a stupendous décor.

The experience was enhanced by vendors, Jewels in Paradise, presenting their diamond and Swiss timepieces to the delight of the fashion mavens in attendance. Allison Watson, Flow's Entertainment Concierge was on hand with the Flow camera team, capturing all the big moments for a television special of the fashion event to be aired in two weeks.

The all-white décor complimented the ambience of high fashion and nature’s beauty. The lawn housed white cabanas with chandeliers and large floral centerpieces encompassed with white sofas and jewel embellished, plush cushions well thought out and executed by designers Tai Floral Luxe.

The designers created an island version of the relaxed South Beach, Florida experience.

Patrons were treated to delectable cocktails and the sounds of DJ Bambino could be heard setting the mood for the hot-stepping models that paraded the beautiful designs with style and high drama. A grand social affair, Montego Bay’s esteemed social crowd were in attendance; Robert Russell, founding member of Sumfest, Wayne Cummings, President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Jimmy Sharoff of Jewels in Paradise, his wife, Tina Sharoff of Viola! Boutique, Godfrey Dyer Hotelier and Chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund, Denise and Winston Dear, Joel Ryan, Group Manager of Entertainment at Sandals, Raihn Sibblies J Wray and Nephew Brand Manager, Kesna Haber of Absolute Vodka, Building Contractor Ravic Binns and wife Sharon, and Lachu Ramchandani of Miss Global International Beauty Pageant and Blue Diamond Shopping Mall.

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